Burkitt lymphoma in pregnancy

Academic Article


  • Background: Burkitt 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. Case: A 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. Conclusion: When Burkitt lymphoma is encountered in pregnancy, immediate cytotoxic combination chemotherapy is indicated.
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    Author List

  • Barnes MN; Barrett JC; Kimberlin DF; Kilgore LC
  • Start Page

  • 675
  • End Page

  • 678
  • Volume

  • 92
  • Issue

  • 4 II SUPPL.