A PRIMARY GASTRO-INTESTINAL BURKITT LIKE LYMPHOMA: CASE REPORT AND REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
Imen Jemni, Imen Akkari*, Soumaya Mrabet, Atef Ben Abdelkader, Kamira Zahra and Elhem Ben Jazia
Primary non Hodgkin gastro intestinal lymphomas are rare and represent only 5 to 10% of gastro intestinal tract malignancies. Burkitt like lymphoma or atypical Burkitt lymphoma is not a well distinct entity because it represents a continuum between Burkitt lymphoma and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. It‟s a highly aggressive B cell malignancy. The distinction is crucial because of the therapeutic repercussions on the management of the disease. We report a case of a primary gastro intestinal Burkitt like lymphoma (gastric and jejunal localization) in a 64 year-old men revealed by prolonged fever and weight loss.
Keywords: Burkitt-like lymphoma; gastrointestinal tract; chemotherapy protocol.
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