Burkitt lymphoma presenting as a conjunctival mass.

  title={Burkitt lymphoma presenting as a conjunctival mass.},
  author={Robert W Weisenthal and Barbara W. Streeten and A Stephen Dubansky and Robert E Hutchison and J L Pecora},
  volume={102 1},
PURPOSE A sporadic Burkitt lymphoma, which presented as a primary conjunctival mass, demonstrates the approach to clinical diagnosis, staging, and current management of this rapidly growing malignant tumor, as well as newer concepts of its pathogenesis. PATIENT AND METHODS A 16-year-old girl had rapid development of a conjunctival mass 6 weeks after an infectious mononucleosis-like illness, associated with a positive monospot test. A biopsy of the tumor was immunostained for lymphocyte… CONTINUE READING