NK-Cell Lymphomas of the Head and Neck Questions & Answers

Updated: Feb 01, 2019
  • Author: Benjamin Daniel Liess, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What are NK-cell lymphomas of the head and neck?

What is the WHO classification of NK-cell lymphomas of the head and neck?

What is the pathophysiology of NK-cell lymphomas of the head and neck?

What are risk factors for NK-cell lymphomas of the head and neck?

What is the prevalence of NK-cell lymphomas of the head and neck?

What is the prognosis of NK-cell lymphomas of the head and neck?

Presentation

What are the signs and symptoms of NK-cell lymphomas?

What are pulmonary signs and symptoms of NK-cell lymphomas of the head and neck?

What are the GI signs and symptoms of NK-cell lymphomas of the head and neck?

Which physical findings are characteristic of NK-cell lymphomas of the head and neck?

Which head and neck findings are characteristic of NK-cell lymphomas?

Which pulmonary findings are characteristic of NK-cell lymphomas of the head and neck?

Which GI findings are characteristic of NK-cell lymphomas of the head and neck?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of NK-cell lymphomas of the head and neck?

What are the differential diagnoses for NK-Cell Lymphomas of the Head and Neck?

Workup

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of NK-cell lymphomas of the head and neck?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of NK-cell lymphomas of the head and neck?

What is the role of nasopharyngoscopy in the workup of NK-cell lymphomas of the head and neck?

What is the role of biopsy in the workup of NK-cell lymphomas of the head and neck?

What is the role of lumbar puncture in the workup of NK-cell lymphomas of the head and neck?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of NK-cell lymphomas of the head and neck?

How is NK-cell lymphomas of the head and neck staged?

Treatment

How is NK-cell lymphomas of the head and neck treated?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of NK-cell lymphomas of the head and neck?

Which medications in the drug class Antineoplastic Agents are used in the treatment of NK-Cell Lymphomas of the Head and Neck?