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Burkitt's lymphoma: a child's case presenting in the maxilla. Clinical and radiological aspects.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20038882     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Burkitt's lymphoma (BL) is a neoplasm which, despite its very aggressive behaviour is potentially curable. It typically affects the paediatric population. BL belongs to the non-Hodgkin lymphomas group, and is the first human tumour undoubtedly related to a viral origin (Epstein-Barr virus). Two main clinical subtypes are recognized: endemic or African type, and sporadic type; HIV associated BL constitutes a third type. Although common in endemic BL, maxillary involvement is rare in sporadic cases. This, together with the clinical lack of specificity associated to this location, makes diagnosis difficult. New chemotherapeutic protocols achieve a high survival rate. Most important prognostic factors are location and tumour stage. We report a paediatric case of BL presenting in the maxilla, with a review and a description of the characteristics of the disease.
Borja Valenzuela-Salas; Alicia Dean-Ferrer; Francisco-Jesús Alamillos-Granados
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-05-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicina oral, patología oral y cirugía bucal     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1698-6946     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-03     Completed Date:  2011-01-03     Revised Date:  2011-04-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101231694     Medline TA:  Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal     Country:  Spain    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e479-82     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Servicio de Cirugía Oral y Maxilofacial, Hospital Universitario Reina Sofía de Córdoba, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Burkitt Lymphoma / diagnosis*,  radiography
Child, Preschool
Maxillary Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  radiography

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