Clin Exp Otorhinolaryngol.  2013 Sep;6(3):184-186.

Primary Burkitt's Lymphoma in the Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinuses

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology, Asan Meidcal Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. bjlee@amc.seoul.kr

Abstract

Burkitt's lymphoma is a highly aggressive small B-cell lymphoma. The treatment of choice is complex chemotherapy. As a rare tumor in the head and neck area, Burkitt's lymphoma usually involves cervical lymph nodes, and only fewer than 25% of cases involves extranodal regions. Involvement of the paranasal sinuses has been reported in only 14 cases in the past century. We describe here two patients with rare, sporadic, American type Burkitt's lymphoma involving the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses manifesting nasal obstruction. We also review clinical and histological features of Burkitt's lymphoma.

Keyword

Lymphoma; Burkitt lymphoma; Nasal cavity; Paranasal sinus
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