Summary

This chapter includes a review of lymphomas, leukemias, and MPDs, and their head and neck manifestations. The head and neck symptoms and findings may lead to the initial diagnosis or may be local or systemic complications of the specific disorders. For head and neck specialists, involvement with patients who have these disorders requires fundamental knowledge of how these conditions appear in the head and neck region. The head and neck specialist who is familiar with the information in this chapter will be able to recognize many of these disorders through their head and neck manifestations and will be able to provide assistance in diagnosis by employing the appropriate techniques for procuring and handling biopsy specimens, especially when lymphoma is suspected. Infrequently, surgery may be required to relieve

FIGURE 6 Extensive necrosis of facial, sinus, orbital, and oral structures occurred secondary to invasive Aspergillus infection in this patient with AML. Palate necrosis is shown here. Aggressive, early debridement, systemic antifungal therapy, and reversal of immunosuppression, when possible, are recommended. Abbreviation: AML, acute myeloblastic leukemia.

FIGURE 6 Extensive necrosis of facial, sinus, orbital, and oral structures occurred secondary to invasive Aspergillus infection in this patient with AML. Palate necrosis is shown here. Aggressive, early debridement, systemic antifungal therapy, and reversal of immunosuppression, when possible, are recommended. Abbreviation: AML, acute myeloblastic leukemia.

symptoms, including airway obstruction, or to assist in the management of complications of these disorders, which often require immediate attention and may be life threatening.

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