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Korean J Gastrointest Endosc. 2003 Oct;27(4):229-233. Korean. Case Report.
Choi SC , Lee JH , Lee H , Kim JH , Kim MH , Rhee PL , Kim JJ , Rhee JC , Kim KH , Ko YH , Sung CO .
Department of Internal Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. leejh@smc.samsung.co.kr
Department of Patholgy, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

Primary gastric lymphomas can be defined as lymphomas which are confined to the stomach without systemic metastasis. Primary gastric Burkitt's lymphoma is a rare disease that belongs to the aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphomas. Chemotherapy is the mainstay of treatment, even in the localized disease. We report a case of primary gastric Burkitt's lymphoma in a 24-year-old female presenting with an intermittent epigastric pain for 3 months. Upper gastroduodenal endoscopy detected an ulcer with thickened folds on the greater curvature side of the lower body, and histologic examination of the biopsy specimens revealed infiltration of medium-sized lymphoblasts with characteristic "starry sky" macrophages. Abdominal CT scan demonstrated marked gastric wall thickening and regional lymph node enlargement.

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