BURKITT LYMPHOMA IN PREGNANCY


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Abstract

BackgroundBurkitt lymphoma during pregnancy is a rare event, and outcomes have been poor. However, few patients were treated by current standards, with nearly half receiving single-agent cyclophosphamide or no chemotherapy.CaseA patient with Burkitt lymphoma presenting at 11 6/7 weeks' gestation was treated with surgical resection of all visible disease and cytotoxic combination chemotherapy. The patient was disease free at 1 year after diagnosis.ConclusionWhen Burkitt lymphoma is encountered in pregnancy, immediate cytotoxic combination chemotherapy is indicated.

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