Case Report
Medwave 2019;19(7):e7674 doi: 10.5867/medwave.2019.07.7674

Ovarian Burkitt lymphoma as the primary manifestation: A case report and literature review

Ana Gómez Alarcón, María Nieves Quesada Fernández, Fátima Parras Onrubia, María Dolores Díaz Serrano, José Quesada Villar, José Fernando Hernández Aznar

Abstract

Ovarian involvement as the initial manifestation of a Burkitt lymphoma without detectable extra-ovarian disease is rare, which is why it is usually not included in the differential diagnosis when an ovarian tumor is detected. A missed diagnosis will lead to the wrong treatment being given, and this can compromise any future reproductive wishes of the patient. In this article, a patient presents a Burkitt lymphoma with ovarian involvement as an initial manifestation and an unusually rapid systemic progression of the disease. Prompted by this case and its unusual course, we reviewed the existing literature.


 

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