Burkitt lymphoma presenting with intracardiac mass and tumor thrombosis in the anterior mediastinum with literature review

Yozgat A. K., Ozyoruk D., Kacar D., Cetin İ. İ., Bajin I. Y., Inan K., ...More

Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, vol.41, no.3, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/mph.0000000000001327
  • Journal Name: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Burkitt lymphoma, Intracardiac mass, Tumor thrombosis
  • Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Affiliated: Yes


Copyright © 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.Burkitt lymphoma manifesting as an intracardiac mass is a rare entity. This report describes the case of a 10-year-old boy who presented with an intracardiac mass and tumor thrombosis in the anterior mediastinum that proved to be Burkitt lymphoma. The LMB-96 chemotherapy protocol was given and at the end of the treatment there was still residual mass. A biopsy was performed and the pathology revealed thymus tissue. The patient has been in complete remission for 3 months. Burkitt lymphoma has a short doubling time and an intracardiac lesion can become life threatening. Early recognition and prompt treatment are crucial in achieving optimal outcomes.