The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2019 , Vol 61 , Num 3
A rare cause of vomiting in an adolescent: gastric Burkitt`s lymphoma
Derya Altay 1 ,Alper Özcan 2 ,Ekrem Ünal 2 ,Kemal Deniz 3 ,Keramettin Uğur Özkan 4 ,Türkan Patıroğlu 2 ,Duran Arslan 1
1 Departments of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey
2 Departments of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey
3 Departments of Pathology, Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey
4 Departments of Pediatric Surgery, Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey
DOI : 10.24953/turkjped.2019.03.018 Altay D, Özcan A, Ünal E, Deniz K, Özkan KU, Patıroğlu T, Arslan D. A rare cause of vomiting in an adolescent: gastric Burkitt`s lymphoma. Turk J Pediatr 2019; 61: 431-435.

Burkitt`s lymphoma, which is the most commonly diagnosed pediatric gastrointestinal tumor, usually affects the intestinal tract. However, the diagnosis of gastric Burkitt`s lymphoma in childhood is extremely rare. Here, we have reported the case of an adolescent male patient with vomiting and weight loss symptoms who was diagnosed with Burkitt`s lymphoma of the pyloric antrum. The patient responded very well to chemotherapy and he did not develop tumor lysis syndrome. Based on this case report, gastric Burkitt`s lymphoma might be included in the differential diagnoses of pediatric patients who experience vomiting that results in significant weight loss. Keywords : adolescent, Burkitt`s lymphoma, gastric

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