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


Bekoz H. S. , Kantarcioglu B., Tecimer T., Uskent N., Cetiner M., Ferhanoglu B., et al.

INDIAN JOURNAL OF HEMATOLOGY AND BLOOD TRANSFUSION, cilt.32, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 32
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s12288-016-0650-6
  • Dergi Adı: INDIAN JOURNAL OF HEMATOLOGY AND BLOOD TRANSFUSION

Özet

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.