Primary Nasal Lymphoma


Hong Kong J Radiol 2001;4:128-32

Primary nasal lymphoma is a rare disease. It shows significant variability in incidence and immunophenotypic characteristics among different geographic areas. It is relatively common, among the Chinese people and more than half of the lesions are of the aggressive natural killer-/T-cell immunophenotype. Except for those patients with stage IE disease confined to the nasal cavity, the prognosis of patients with primary nasal lymphoma is unsatisfactory with current treatment. The optimal treatment for the disease remains unknown. The clinical features, pathology, prognostic factors, and treatment results for this disease are reviewed, and possible approaches to improving treatment are discussed.