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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Association Between Unilateral Tonsillar Enlargement And Lymphoma In Children: A Systematic Review And Meta-analysis.
Author: Guimarães, Alexandre Caixeta
de Carvalho, Guilherme Machado
Correa, Carlos Roberto Silveira
Gusmão, Reinaldo Jordão
Abstract: Lymphoma is the most common head and neck malignancy in children, and palatine tonsils asymmetry is the most frequent clinical manifestation of tonsillar lymphoma. However, several studies with children with tonsillar asymmetry found no case of lymphoma, showing that the relationship of tonsillar asymmetry with lymphoma is unclear. In this review, we aimed to identify the association between tonsillar asymmetry and tonsillar lymphoma in children by conducting systematic reviews of the literature on children with palatine tonsil lymphoma and tonsillar asymmetry. Articles comprising the paediatric age group (up to 18 years) with information concerning clinical manifestations of tonsillar lymphoma or the diagnosis of the tonsillar asymmetry were included. The main cause of asymmetry of palatine tonsils was lymphoid hyperplasia, followed by lymphoma and nonspecific benign changes. The asymmetry of tonsils was present in 73.2% of cases of lymphoma. There was an association between asymmetric palatine tonsils and lymphoma, with a likelihood ratio of 43.5 for children with asymmetry of palatine tonsils and 8938.4 for children with asymmetry of tonsils and other signs of suspicion for malignancy. We also provide recommendations on the management of suspicious cases of palatine tonsil lymphoma.
Subject: Children
Tonsil Asymmetry
Unilateral Tonsillar Enlargement
Citation: Critical Reviews In Oncology/hematology. v. 93, n. 3, p. 304-311, 2015-Mar.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.critrevonc.2014.11.003
Date Issue: 2015
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