Diffuse Peritoneal Lymphomatosis Simulating Peritoneal Carcinomatosis

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Abstract

Burkitt's lymphoma is a form of Non-Hodgkin's B-cell lymphoma. We report a case of Burkitt's lymphoma mimicking peritoneal carcinomatosis. We will discuss the imaging and clinical findings that differentiate between peritoneal carcinomatosis and Burkitt's lymphoma. A 26-yearold man presented with nonspecific abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea associated with significant amount of loss of weight. Computed tomography images showed extensive peritoneal and mesenteric mass associated generalized lymphadenopathy. Core biopsy of the mass confirmed Burkitt's lymphoma. CT scan features are helpful indicator to differentiate Burkitt's lymphoma and peritoneal carcinomatosis. Focal or diffuse nodular thickening of the bowel wall with extensive lymphadenopathy are likely to be lymphomatosis over carcinomatosis. However, final and confirmatory diagnosis is histopathology examination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)270-272
Number of pages3
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume66
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011

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Burkitt Lymphoma
Carcinoma
B-Cell Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Abdominal Pain
Vomiting
Weight Loss
Diarrhea
Tomography
Biopsy

Keywords

  • Burkitt's lymphoma
  • Non-hogdkin lymphoma
  • Peritoneal carcinomatosis

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Diffuse Peritoneal Lymphomatosis Simulating Peritoneal Carcinomatosis. / Idrus Alhabshi, Sharifah Majedah; Zamzami, N. A Z; Tumian, Nor Rafeah.

In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 66, No. 3, 08.2011, p. 270-272.

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