Article Text

Download PDFPDF
Case report
Mantle cell lymphoma: a rare cause for a swollen palate
  1. Ayah Mohamed,
  2. Rachel Cowie and
  3. Dáire Shanahan
  1. Oral Medicine, University of Bristol Dental Hospital, Bristol, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ayah Mohamed; ayah.mohamed{at}


We describe the case of a 68-year-old woman who was referred to the Oral Medicine Department in the Bristol Dental Hospital in November 2018 regarding a mass in the hard palate. The patient was previously diagnosed with stage IV mantle cell lymphoma of the upper tarsal conjunctiva in December 2014. Further investigations revealed lymphomatous deposits in other sites throughout the body. This patient underwent six cycles of chemotherapy, followed by consolidation LACE autograph and maintenance rituximab. While mantle cell lymphoma very rarely presents on the hard palate, knowledge of its clinical features and differential diagnoses is imperative in its accurate diagnosis and appropriate management.

  • dentistry and oral medicine
  • pathology

Statistics from

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.


  • Contributors All authors contributed to the drafting and approval of the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.