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


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

INDIAN JOURNAL OF HEMATOLOGY AND BLOOD TRANSFUSION, vol.32, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12288-016-0650-6
  • Title of Journal : INDIAN JOURNAL OF HEMATOLOGY AND BLOOD TRANSFUSION

Abstract

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.