Complete remission of burkitt lymphoma after surgical excision: A case report
AuthorBeköz, Hüseyin Saffet
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CitationBeköz, H. S., Kantarcıoğlu, B., Tecimer, T., Üskent, N., Çetiner, M., Ferhanoğlu, B. ... Sargın, D. (2016). Complete remission of burkitt lymphoma after surgical excision: A case report. Indian Journal Of Hematology And Blood Transfusion, 32(Supplement 1), S178-S180 . https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12288-016-0650-6
Burkitt lymphoma (BL) is a highly aggressive B cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma that has a high proliferation rate. The prognosis for BL is generally favorable, with cure rate of 75-90 % with modern chemoimmunotherapy regimens. Prompt administration of multiagent immunochemotherapy regimens is critical, because BL is almost always fatal if left untreated. Nevertheless here we report a case of BL that is still in complete remission after more than 4 years without any further treatment after surgical excision of the involved lymph node.