Medical Case Studies

  • Abbreviation: Med. Case Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6532
  • DOI: 10.5897/MCS
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 40

Case Report

Burkitt’s lymphoma: Causing obstructive jaundice in an adult

Ankur Sidhu
  • Ankur Sidhu
  • Western Hospital, 160 Gordon Street, Footscray, Victoria 3051, Australia.
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Michael Kok-Luen Ng,
  • Michael Kok-Luen Ng,
  • Western Hospital, 160 Gordon Street, Footscray, Victoria 3051, Australia.
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Saurabh Prakash
  • Saurabh Prakash
  • Western Hospital, 160 Gordon Street, Footscray, Victoria 3051, Australia.
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Marty Smith
  • Marty Smith
  • Western Hospital, 160 Gordon Street, Footscray, Victoria 3051, Australia.
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  •  Accepted: 31 August 2012
  •  Published: 30 November 2012

Abstract

 

Obstructive jaundice secondary to Burkitt’s lymphoma (BL) is very rare. It is important to recognise   this   condition   as   it   can  mimic  adenocarcinoma  of  the  pancreas,  but the management of the two conditions is very  different.  In  this  study,  we  present  the case of a seventy-nine  year  old  male  with  right  upper  quadrant  pain,  jaundice,  and pruritus. It is crucial to consider BL as a differential diagnosis of obstructive  jaundice as both the prognosis and treatment are markedly different.

Key words: Burkitt’s, Jaundice, lymphoma, adult.