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Burkitt Lymphoma: Thorax to Pelvis

Journal: Austin Journal of Clinical Case Reports (Vol.1, No. 9)

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Page : 1-3

Keywords : Burkitt Lymphoma; Thorax; Pelvis; Children;

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Burkitt lymphoma is a subgroup of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma of high-grade which is aggressive and is composed of diffuse, undifferentiated malignant cells of lymphoid origin which are small and noncleaved. Dennis Burkitt first described this entity in 1956 in equatorial Africa. In humans, one of the fastest growing cancers is Burkitt lymphoma (BL), growth fraction close to 100%. Clinical course in Burkitt lymphoma is aggressive and rapid. It commonly occurs in children and young adults, with frequent involvement of bone marrow and central nervous system (CNS). These are considered to be medical emergencies and require immediate diagnostic and therapeutic intervention. Here we are reporting a case of Burkitt lymphoma with unusual presentation with involvement of both thorax and whole of the abdomen.

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