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Primary Burkitt lymphoma of the thyroid gland in a 28-year-old female

Francesk Mulita, Elias Liolis, Ioannis Maroulis, Konstantinos Panagopoulos, Kerasia-Maria Plachouri
DOI: 10.5603/EP.a2021.0026
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Pubmed: 33749816

open access

Ahead of print
Clinical Vignette
Published online: 2021-03-04
Submitted: 2020-11-25
Accepted: 2021-02-21

Abstract

Burkitt lymphoma (BL) of the thyroid gland is an aggressive and very rare B cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). A 28-year-old female was admitted to our clinic with a visible swelling on the right side of the neck. Ultrasonography was performed and revealed a mass of 1.5 x 1cm in the lower pole of the right lobe of the thyroid. Fine needle aspiration cytology of the mass was done and was suspicious of NHL. The patient underwent right thyroid lobectomy with isthmusectomy, as the likelihood of other types of thyroid cancer could not be excluded. However, pathological exam after surgery was negative for malignancy. The diagnosis was confirmed by the second biopsy. BL of the thyroid gland is an aggressive and very rare NHL and accurate diagnosis is critical for the assessment of the stage of the disease, and the selection of the appropriate therapy.

Abstract

Burkitt lymphoma (BL) of the thyroid gland is an aggressive and very rare B cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). A 28-year-old female was admitted to our clinic with a visible swelling on the right side of the neck. Ultrasonography was performed and revealed a mass of 1.5 x 1cm in the lower pole of the right lobe of the thyroid. Fine needle aspiration cytology of the mass was done and was suspicious of NHL. The patient underwent right thyroid lobectomy with isthmusectomy, as the likelihood of other types of thyroid cancer could not be excluded. However, pathological exam after surgery was negative for malignancy. The diagnosis was confirmed by the second biopsy. BL of the thyroid gland is an aggressive and very rare NHL and accurate diagnosis is critical for the assessment of the stage of the disease, and the selection of the appropriate therapy.

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Keywords

thyroid; Burkitt lymphoma; non-Hodgkin lymphoma

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Title

Primary Burkitt lymphoma of the thyroid gland in a 28-year-old female

Journal

Endokrynologia Polska

Issue

Ahead of print

Article type

Clinical vignette

Published online

2021-03-04

DOI

10.5603/EP.a2021.0026

Pubmed

33749816

Keywords

thyroid
Burkitt lymphoma
non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Authors

Francesk Mulita
Elias Liolis
Ioannis Maroulis
Konstantinos Panagopoulos
Kerasia-Maria Plachouri

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