Primary Burkitt's lymphoma of the colon an uncommon cause of acute constipation and abdominal pain

Caroline T. Meyer, Michael J. Wilsey, Gregory A. Hale, Hector L. Monforte, Paul D. Danielson

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Abstract

Constipation is a common problem in children and adolescents, accounting for over 25 of all visits to pediatric gastroenterologists. Approximately 95 of childhood constipation is functional in nature. Primary gastrointestinal malignancies are rare in childhood and adolescence. When present in the gastrointestinal tract, Burkitt's lymphoma is typically located in the ileocecal region. We present a case of primary Burkitt's lymphoma of the transverse colon in an adolescent presenting with acute exacerbation of constipation, abdominal pain, and later, rectal bleeding and progressive weight loss.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)254-259
Number of pages6
JournalFetal and Pediatric Pathology
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Burkitt's lymphoma
  • Constipation
  • Intestinal Burkitt's lymphoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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