An atypical complication of Burkitt's lymphoma of the small bowel

Susanna Esposito, A. Esposito, N. Bonelli, M. A. Pavesi, S. Guerci, A. Nicolini, A. Plebani, N. Principi

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We report the case of a 2-year-old child with Burkitt's lymphoma involving the distal ileum, which caused right ureterohydronephrosis and functional exclusion of the right kidney, a complication that has not been previously reported. The clinical signs were abdominal colic, dysuria, diarrhea and low-grade night fever; moreover, a mass with a maximum diameter of about 4 cm was palpable in the lower abdomen. The right renal parenchyma and the mass located in the lower abdomen were evaluated using echography and computed tomography (CT) with contrast medium. The CT characteristics suggested immediate surgical excision, which permitted a histological diagnosis and the beginning of intensive combination chemotherapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-231
Number of pages3
JournalItalian Journal of Pediatrics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2003


  • Burkitt's lymphoma
  • Children
  • Computed tomography
  • Radiology
  • Small bowel
  • Ureterohydronephrosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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