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Journal of Radiological Review 2021 June;8(2):175-9

DOI: 10.23736/S2723-9284.21.00100-5

Copyright © 2021 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

A rare case of pediatric pancreatic Burkitt lymphoma

Giuseppe PAVIGLIANITI 1, Maria A. CANGEMI 2, Giulia A. RESTIVO 3, Serena AMATO 3, Piero FARRUGGIA 4, Sabrina SPOTO 5, Rocco MINELLI 6 , Donatella IRACE 7, Enrica ROSSI 8, Eugenio ROSSI 9

1 Unit of Pediatric Radiology, ARNAS Ospedali Civico Di Cristina Benfratelli, Palermo, Italy; 2 Pediatric Unit, Vittorio Emanuele Hospital, Castelvetrano, Trapani, Italy; 3 G. D’Alessandro Department of Sciences for the Promotion of Health and Maternal and Childhood, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy; 4 Unit of Pediatric Oncohematology, ARNAS Ospedali Civico di Cristina Benfratelli, Palermo, Italy; 5 Unit of Pediatric Cardiology, ARNAS Ospedali Civico di Cristina Benfratelli, Palermo, Italy; 6 V. Tiberio Department of Life and Health, University of Molise, Campobasso, Italy; 7 Pediatric Section, Department of Translational Medical Sciences, Federico II University Hospital, Naples, Italy; 8 Department of Radiology, Meyer Children’s Hospital, Florence, Italy; 9 Unit of Radiology and Ultrasound, A.O.R.N. Santobono-Pausilipon, Pausilipon Hospital, Naples, Italy



Burkitt lymphoma (BL) is the most common histological type among pediatric non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL). It is a neoplasm with a high Proliferation Index and most often originates from an extranodal site; secondary pancreatic involvement can affect up to one third of patients with NHL while primary pancreatic lymphoma is rare. We present the clinical case of a 6-year-old boy with pancreatic Burkitt lymphoma and atypical symptoms.


KEY WORDS: Burkitt lymphoma; Pancreas; Pediatrics

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