Mariana Dalbo Contrera
Toro1*, Maria Elvira Pizzigatti Correa2, Thiago Luis
Infanger Serrano1, Giselle de Martin Truzzi1, Henrique Furlan
Pauna1, Jose Vassallo3, Ana Cristina Dal Rio2,
Reinaldo Jorge Gusmao4
1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, State University of Campinas, UNICAMP, Brazil.
2Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Multidisciplinary Laser Unit, State University of Campinas, UNICAMP, Brazil.
3Department of Pathology, State University of Campinas, UNICAMP, Brazil.
4Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Coordinator of the Multidisciplinary Laser Unit, Post-graduate Program Coordinator, State University of Campinas, UNICAMP, Brazil.
Dr. Mariana Dalbo Contrera Toro
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery
State University of Campinas, UNICAMP
PO BOX 6111, Postal Code: 13081-970
Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Neoplasic lesions may be forgotten due to low prevalence in lower ages and absence of risk factors in this population. The incidence of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma has increased in particular due to large-cell histologic types, and the most recent increase has been attributed to the acquired immunodeficiency epidemic. In the head and neck area, extra-nodal sites of lymphoma are unusual. Oral locations represent less than 5% of all cases.
Case Presentation: Male, 7-year-old child presented with a single ulcer located at buccal mucosa. Biopsy of the lesion was compatible with anaplasic large cell’s non-Hodgkin lymphoma and the patient was referred to a children’s oncologic center for treatment.
Conclusion: Single oral ulcerations on children requires a careful attention from the general practices with a wide spectrum of differential diagnosis. It is necessary to have a clinical, laboratory and histology view of simple lesions. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a potential and important etiology due to its malignant characteristics and better prognosis at early stages of the disease.