NK-Cell Lymphomas of the Head and Neck Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jan 12, 2016
  • Author: Benjamin Daniel Liess, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

In addition to the conditions listed in the differential diagnosis, other problems to be considered include the following:

  • Infection (bacterial, fungal, or parasitic)
  • Inflammatory disease (sarcoidosis, Wegener granulomatosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, or polyarteritis nodosa)
  • Neoplastic processes (squamous or basal cell carcinoma, melanoma, esthesioneuroblastoma, adenoid cystic carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, fibrosarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, plasma cell myeloma, or an additional sinonasal lymphoma)
  • Cocaine abuse
  • Trauma

Differential Diagnoses