Journal of Interdisciplinary Dentistry

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 83--86

Generalized gingival enlargement in non-Hodgkins lymphoma during pregnancy: A rare case report


Shaila Kothiwale, Smita Kore, Amrita Rathore 
 Department of Periodontics, KLE's V. K. Institute of Dental Sciences, KLE University, Belgaum, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Shaila Kothiwale
Department of Periodontics, KLE's V. K. Institute of Dental Sciences, KLE University, Belgaum, Karnataka
India

Lymphoma is the second most common neoplasm of the head and neck region. Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) affects not only lymphoid organs but other organs and tissues that do not contain lymphoid cells. NHL cases occur extranodally and in 3% of these cases the initial presentation may be in the oral cavity. This case report presents an unusual occurrence of NHL in a young pregnant female presenting as generalized gingival enlargement which was the first and only clinical manifestation of the malignancy. CLINICAL RELEVANCE TO INTERDISCIPLINARY DENTISTRY
  • The present case emphasizes the importance of the diagnosis of gingival enlargement, as this can be the manifestation
  • Early diagnosis may allow treatment of early stage disease, resulting in a better prognosis for the patient
  • Thus, an interdisciplinary approach among periodontist, gynecologist, pathologist, and oncologist will help in precise and timely diagnosis and treatment of such malignancies.



How to cite this article:
Kothiwale S, Kore S, Rathore A. Generalized gingival enlargement in non-Hodgkins lymphoma during pregnancy: A rare case report.J Interdiscip Dentistry 2015;5:83-86


How to cite this URL:
Kothiwale S, Kore S, Rathore A. Generalized gingival enlargement in non-Hodgkins lymphoma during pregnancy: A rare case report. J Interdiscip Dentistry [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Oct 20 ];5:83-86
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