Accession Number : AD1037460

Title :   Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) as an Unusual Cause of Rapid Airway Compromise

Descriptive Note : Conference Paper

Corporate Author : 59th Medical Wing San Antonio United States

Personal Author(s) : Bersabe,Adrian

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Report Date : 15 Apr 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) is the most prevalent form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) in Western countries predominantly affecting adults over age 6S. CLL is commonly indolent in nature but can present locally and aggressively at extra nodal sites. Although CLL may commonly present with cervical lymphadenopathy, manifestations in non-lymphoid regions of the head and neck is not well-described. CLL causing upper airway obstruction is even more uncommon. We describe a case of a patient with known history of CLL and stable lymphocytosis that developed an enlarging lymphoid base of tongue (BOT) mass resulting in rapid airway compromise.

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