Primary Extranodal Nodular Lymphocyte Predominant Hodgkin Lymphoma Involving the Thyroid

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Nodular lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin lymphoma (NLPHL) is an uncommon lymphoma that accounts for 3–8% of all Hodgkin lymphomas. NLPHL typically presents as early stage disease with localized peripheral lymphadenopathy. Involvement of extranodal sites at the time of presentation occurs in 6% of cases and most commonly involves the spleen, liver, bone marrow, and Waldeyer ring. Primary extranodal NLPHL is exceedingly rare. We describe the first reported case involving the thyroid and review the six other previously described cases of primary extranodal NLPHL.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalHead and Neck Pathology
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019



  • Extranodal
  • Hodgkin
  • Lymphoma
  • Nodular lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Thyroid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Oncology

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