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Abdominal Burkitt’s lymphoma with renal involvement

Halvani Moodley, Nasreen Mahomed, Savvas Andronikou

Abstract


Endemic Burkitt’s lymphoma is the most frequent childhood cancer in Africa, commonly presenting with involvement of the abdominal viscera. Imaging plays a critical role in suggesting the diagnosis to expedite treatment initiation, as the tumour has a rapid doubling time of less than 24 hours. This case report illustrates the classic nodal and infrequent renal appearance on computed tomography scans.


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Halvani Moodley, Radiology Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Nasreen Mahomed, Radiology Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; Department of Paediatric Radiology, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa

Savvas Andronikou, Radiology Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Keywords

Burkitt’s lymphoma; Burkitt's with renal involvement;

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South African Journal of Child Health 2013;7(2):79. DOI:10.7196/SAJCH.548

Article History

Date submitted: 2012-11-21
Date published: 2013-05-20

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