Sinonasal Extranodal NK/T-cell Lymphoma Presenting with Torrential Epistaxis
Extranodal sinonasal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma is known for its locally destructive nature at the midface region. The initial presentations are related to the localized granulomatous-like lesion usually in the nasal cavity that may lead to symptoms of nasal obstruction, discharge, hyposmia and epistaxis. Advanced disease may present with a rapid dissemination of disease to the liver, spleen, skin, lymph nodes, and bone marrow hence poorer prognosis. We report a case of a young lady with rapid progression of extranodal sinonasal NK/T cell lymphoma with torrential tumour bleeding from the oral and nasal cavities compromising the upper airway patency, which warranted an emergency tracheostomy and arterial embolization.
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