The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2011 , Vol 53 , Num 2
Primary Posterior Mediastinal Burkitt Lymphoma
Departments of 1Pediatrics, 2Pediatric Oncology, 3Pediatric Surgery, 4Radiology, and 5Pathology, Karadeniz Technical University Faculty of Medicine, Trabzon, Turkey A 14-year-old boy admitted to our clinic with a 20-day history of fever, cough and respiratory distress. Mediastinal enlargement was observed on chest radiograph. Computed tomography of the chest demonstrated a large posterior mediastinal mass. The histopathological examination of the mass revealed Burkitt's lymphoma. We report this case because primary posterior mediastinal involvement in Burkitt lymphoma is extremely rare in childhood. Keywords : Burkitt lymphoma, posterior mediastinum, childhood.
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