Bone Marrow Burkitt Lymphoma in a Child


Case Rep Pathol. 2020 Sep 8;2020:5606391. doi: 10.1155/2020/5606391. eCollection 2020.


Burkitt lymphoma (BL) is a highly aggressive but potentially curable disease as long as adequately treated within due time. BL may occur primarily and exclusively in the bone marrow as a form of peripheral and extranodal disease. BL cases with isolated bone marrow involvement are challenging in regard to a prompt diagnostic process. We report a case of a sporadic extranodal subtype of isolated bone marrow BL in an 11-year-old boy. Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy, flow cytometry, and

immunohistochemistry along with cytogenetics are compulsory in order to achieve the adequate diagnosis.