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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 207-209

Burkitt's lymphoma of intestine presenting as ileocolic intussusception: An atypical presentation

Department of Pathology, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Preeti Sharma
Department of Pathology, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi - 110 029
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijhas.IJHAS_86_17

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Burkitt's lymphoma is the most common B-cell lymphoma of childhood rarely localized to the gastrointestinal tract. Further, intussusception secondary to Burkitt's lymphoma is an uncommon presentation. We describe an unusual case of intestinal Burkitt's lymphoma in a 4-year-old boy who presented to the emergency department with intermittent colicky pain. Imaging studies were suggestive of intussusception which was reduced on exploratory laparotomy. Gross examination of the resected bowel revealed a gray-white to pink fleshy tumor encompassing 90% of the ileocecal valve circumference. Histopathology supplemented with immunohistochemistry was suggestive of Burkitt's lymphoma. Owing to rather nonspecific clinicoradiological features, its preoperative diagnosis remains a challenging task for the pediatric surgeons as well as radiologists.

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