Small bowel (small intestine)
Lymphoma
Burkitt lymphoma

Author: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 21 February 2018, last major update August 2012

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PubMed Search: Burkitt lymphoma small bowel

Cite this page: Gulwani, H. Burkitt lymphoma. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/smallbowelburkitts.html. Accessed April 21st, 2018.
Definition / general
  • High grade lymphoma, usually in children
  • Endemic cases in Africa usually do not present with GI involvement
  • Sporadic cases in Western world and Middle East may present with ileocecal involvement, pain or obstruction
Case reports
Gross images

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Ileocecal valve tumor



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Terminal ileum tumor

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Small, noncleaved, monomorphic cells with round nuclei, prominent multiple nucleoli, basophilic cytoplasm
  • Vacuoles on touch prep
  • Starry sky appearance on low power
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Ileocecal valve tumor


Above ileocecal valve tumor (left to right): CD20+, CD10+, Ki67 strong, BCL2-



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Terminal ileum tumor (left to right): H&E, CD10+, Ki67 (strong)

Cytology images

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Touch prep

Positive stains
Negative stains
Molecular / cytogenetics description
  • c-Myc translocations of t(8;14) and others
Molecular / cytogenetics images

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Terminal ileum tumor: c-Myc by FISH