Primary Gastric Burkitt’s lymphoma

Adnan Khan, Sarbiland Khan, Umair Arshad

Abstract


The primary gastrointestinal non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a rare entity. Burkitt’s lymphoma (BL) is an aggressive form of B-cell lymphoma which is endemic in Africa, while in rest of the world non-endemic cases has been reported. Primary gastric BL is extremely rare and only around 53 cases have been reported till now. Here we present the case of a middle-aged male, immunocompetent who presented with anorexia weight loss and diarrhea. His upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and biopsy revealed a large primary gastric Burkitt lymphoma. After chemotherapy, he remains in remission.

doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.335.13002

How to cite this:Khan A, Khan S, Arshad U. Primary Gastric Burkitt’s lymphoma. Pak J Med Sci. 2017;33(5):1294-1297.   doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.335.13002

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