International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences

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

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


Preeti Sharma, Sufian Zaheer, Somshankar Chowdhury, Ashish Kumar Mandal 
 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
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Sharma P, Zaheer S, Chowdhury S, Mandal AK. Burkitt's lymphoma of intestine presenting as ileocolic intussusception: An atypical presentation.Int J Health Allied Sci 2018;7:207-209


How to cite this URL:
Sharma P, Zaheer S, Chowdhury S, Mandal AK. Burkitt's lymphoma of intestine presenting as ileocolic intussusception: An atypical presentation. Int J Health Allied Sci [serial online] 2018 [cited 2022 Aug 16 ];7:207-209
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