DOI: 10.1177/2333794x241227704 ISSN: 2333-794X

A Dental Extraction Revealing a Multisystem Burkitt’s Lymphoma: A Case Report

Fatima Chait, Nourrelhouda Bahlouli, Khadija Laasri, Kaouthar Sfar, Najat Lamalmi, Nazik Allali, Siham El Haddad, Latifa Chat
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology and Child Health

Burkitt’s lymphoma is rare but highly aggressive and very fast-growing B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL). It can affect any organ such as the central nervous system, jaw, intestines, kidneys, ovaries, and other organs. It results from the malignant evolution and proliferation of B-type lymphoid cells. The diagnosis is based on a biopsy of a tumor mass or bone marrow aspiration revealing the presence of tumor cells. We report the case of a 7 year old child who was referred for a gingival swelling evolving since 1 month following a dental extraction. Imaging and anatomopathological examination after biopsy concludes to a multi systemic Burkitt’s lymphoma. A chemotherapy was immediately started with spectacular complete remission.

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