Ileo-Colic Burkitt Lymphoma in a Young Adult Female- A Case Report.


Burkitt's lymphoma is an uncommon and aggressive type of Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and is one of the fastest growing cancer tumour in humans; growth fraction close to 100%. We report a case of a young adult female presented with acute pain abdomen with ileo-caecal mass. On clinical presentation, initial diagnosis was acute appendicitis with lump formation. Ultrasound reported as diffuse inflammatory changes and later CECT was done which reported as Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumour (GIST). On laparotomy, a huge hard mass was found on ileo-caecal region and right hemicolectomy was done. Diagnosis was confirmed as Non-Hodgkins Burkitt's Lymphoma by HPE and immunohistochemistry testing. So, careful workup is the key to initiate early treatment. This patient had complete remission after the right hemicolectomy followed by multiagent chemotherapy.

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2016/19105.7582

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@article{Sangma2016IleoColicBL, title={Ileo-Colic Burkitt Lymphoma in a Young Adult Female- A Case Report.}, author={Mima Maychet B. Sangma and Simon David Dasiah and Aju James Ashok}, journal={Journal of clinical and diagnostic research : JCDR}, year={2016}, volume={10 4}, pages={PD11-2} }