Burkitt Lymphoma Research Paper

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Non-Hodgkin lymphoma accounts for 40 to 50% of all lymphomas in children and adolescents. It represents approximately 6% of all malignancies in patients aged 0 to 19 years though Burkitt lymphoma comprises the large majority of primary paediatric gastrointestinal tract lymphomas. It is a highly aggressive non-Hodgkin B-cell lymphoma that often presents at extranodal sites. In the paediatric population, sporadic Burkitt lymphoma usually has an abdominal presentation with massive disease and ascites, involving distal ileum, stomach, cecum and/or mesentery, kidney, testis/ovary and breast, plus bone marrow and/or central nervous system. Burkitt lymphoma with isolated involvement of pancreas is very rare since less than 10 cases were reported in the literature. It can present as diffuse enlargement of the entire pancreas gland, caused by tumour-induced pancreatitis. Obstructive jaundice is also infrequent.…show more content…
It is one of the fastest growing malignancies in humans. The sporadic form commonly affects the abdomen, and the ileocecal region is the main site of involvement. The frequency of pancreatic Burkitt lymphoma among lymphoma of the abdomen is not known because of its rarity. Primary pancreatic lymphoma represents less than 0.5% of all pancreatic masses in adults. Moreover, acute pancreatitis is a very rare initial presentation of non-Hodgkin lymphomas. We present the case of a six-year-old girl diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma who presented with obstructive jaundice and
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