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Burkitt's Lymphoma of the Ovary: Case Report and Review of the Literature.
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PMID:  23257666     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Primary Burkitt's lymphoma of the ovary is extremely rare. We report the case of a 39-year-old woman who presented with a 1-month history complaints of night sweats, abdominal pain and dyspnea. Physical examination demonstrated pleural effusions, ascites and an abdominal mass. Imaging showed enlargement of both ovaries extending to the surrounding tissue. Frozen sections on explorative laparotomy suggested granulosa cell tumor of the ovary, and thus extensive debulking was carried out. The final pathological report was compatible with Burkitt's lymphoma. A systematic literature review revealed another 16 cases of ovarian Burkitt's lymphoma. Characteristics predictive for the diagnosis of Burkitt's lymphoma were: younger age, bilateral ovarian involvement, a rapidly progressive course and high LDH levels.
Adi Shacham-Abulafia; Ran Nagar; Ram Eitan; Hanoch Levavi; Gad Sabah; Liat Vidal; Ofer Shpilberg; Pia Raanani
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta haematologica     Volume:  129     ISSN:  1421-9662     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Haematol.     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0141053     Medline TA:  Acta Haematol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  169-174     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Institute of Hematology, Davidoff Center, Rabin Medical Center-Beilinson Hospital, Petah-Tikva, Israel.
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