Small bowel (small intestine)
Lymphoma
Burkitt lymphoma


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Revised: 15 March 2019

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PubMed Search: Burkitt lymphoma small bowel

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Cite this page: Gulwani H. Burkitt lymphoma. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/smallbowelburkitts.html. Accessed November 21st, 2019.
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

Contributed by Dr. Kaveh Naemi, Irvine, California

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

Contributed by Dr. Kaveh Naemi, Irvine, California

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

Contributed by Dr. Kaveh Naemi, Irvine, California

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

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