Complete Remission of Burkitt Lymphoma After Surgical Excision: A Case Report

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BEKÖZ H. S., Kantarcioglu B., Tecimer T., Uskent N., Cetiner M., Ferhanoglu B., ...More

Indian Journal of Hematology and Blood Transfusion, vol.32, pp.178-180, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Burkitt lymphoma (BL) is a highly aggressive B cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma that has a high proliferation rate. The prognosis for BL is generally favorable, with cure rate of 75–90 % with modern chemoimmunotherapy regimens. Prompt administration of multiagent immunochemotherapy regimens is critical, because BL is almost always fatal if left untreated. Nevertheless here we report a case of BL that is still in complete remission after more than 4 years without any further treatment after surgical excision of the involved lymph node.