IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 30 / Issue 2 / pii/2009057

European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology (EJGO) is published by IMR Press from Volume 40 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Open Access Case Report

Bilateral ovarian Burkitt’s lymphoma

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1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Hospital Universitario Materna Infantil de Canarias (Spain)
2 Department of Pathology, Hospital Universitario Materna Infantil de Canarias (Spain)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2009, 30(2), 231–233;
Published: 10 April 2009

Primary ovarian lymphoma is a rare entity. We submit a case of a 34-year-old black patient presenting with a bilateral adnexal tumor. She underwent hysterectomy with double salpingo-oophorectomy followed by polychemotherapy treatment. Histology confirmed Epstein-Barr virus-positive bilateral Burkitt’s lymphoma. The patient died from septic shock after a month of treatment Endemic Burkitt’s lymphoma has a predilection for the female genital tract, manifesting itself clinically as a pelvic mass and less frequently as a menstrual disorder. It is a rare entity in our environment but should be kept in mind when treating patients of African ongm.

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