Indian Journal of Dental Research

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 340--344

Burkitt«SQ»s lymphoma in leukemic phase in an Indian boy


Vijeev Vasudevan1, Usha Mohandas2, V Manjunath1 
1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Krishnadevaraya College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Pediatric Dentistry, V.S. Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Vijeev Vasudevan
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Krishnadevaraya College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka
India

Burkitt«SQ»s lymphoma (BL) is the most common childhood cancer in Africa and is most prevalent in areas endemic for malaria. The disease, a malignant growth of lymphoid tissue, usually presents itself as a large tumor of the jaw. It is however, a rarity in the Indian subcontinent. Through an extensive literary survey, it is seen that only a few cases of BL have been reported, accounting for only 0.76% of solid malignant tumors among Indian children. Here we present a case of BL of mandible extending to maxilla in a 13-year-old boy of Indian origin.


How to cite this article:
Vasudevan V, Mohandas U, Manjunath V. Burkitt's lymphoma in leukemic phase in an Indian boy.Indian J Dent Res 2011;22:340-344


How to cite this URL:
Vasudevan V, Mohandas U, Manjunath V. Burkitt's lymphoma in leukemic phase in an Indian boy. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2011 [cited 2014 Nov 29 ];22:340-344
Available from: http://www.ijdr.in/article.asp?issn=0970-9290;year=2011;volume=22;issue=2;spage=340;epage=344;aulast=Vasudevan;type=0