A Rare Colon Polypectomy Diagnosis: Description of a Unique Investigational Journey and Literature Review of Burkitt Lymphoma
North Florida Regional Medical Center
sporadic burkitt lymphoma, starry-sky appearance, b-cell lymphoma
Internal Medicine | Neoplasms
The presentation of Burkitt lymphoma (BL) is variable and highly dependent on its subtype. It often presents with non-specific symptoms and may appear in the jaw, bone marrow, liver, spleen, kidneys, ovaries, and gastrointestinal tract. This case describes a 50-year-old male who presented with abdominal pain and was eventually found to have Burkitt lymphoma, diagnosed by biopsy of a cecal polyp. Herein, we explore the diagnostic journey to BL and review the literature regarding its unique manifestations and thus the diagnostic challenge it can present.
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Stanger GC, Tang X, Frimer L, Rayan MN, Iyer UG. A Rare Colon Polypectomy Diagnosis: Description of a Unique Investigational Journey and Literature Review of Burkitt Lymphoma. Cureus. 2022;14(12):e32293. doi:10.7759/cureus.32293