Ear Nose Throat J. 2006 Oct;85(10):636-7.
FIRST PARAGRAPH: Follicular lymphoma is defined as a neoplasm of follicle center B lymphocytes (centrocytes and centroblasts) that has at least a partially follicular growth pattern. It is a low-grade lymphoma, and its course is indolent. Most patients present during the sixth decade of life; the neoplasm is very rare in patients younger than 20 years of age. The female-to-male ratio is 1.7:1. Lymph node enlargement is the usual presentation; only about 20% of patients have B symptoms (i.e., fever, chills, night sweats, and weight loss). The disease is usually systemic at presentation (stage III or IV). In the head and neck region, follicular lymphoma may involve lymph nodes, Waldeyer’s ring, and/or skin.
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