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Burkitt lymphoma

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

Grossly abnormal metaphyses with focal lucent areas. Abnormal epiphyses with sclerotic rim and areas of interspersed subchondral lucency. Fracture through the metaphysis on the lateral with periosteal reaction.


Skeletal survery

Grossly abnormal metaphyses, around the knees, hips and shoulders. Less marked abnormality around the elbows and wrists.

Nuclear medicine

Bone scan

Increased metaphyseal uptake globally.

Case Discussion

There is a systemic process affecting the metaphyses of the long bones with a mixed sclerotic and lucent picture, pathological fracture and increased update on the bone scan.

Bone marrow aspirates were abnormal and confirmed Burkitt lymphoma as the underlying cause.

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Case information

rID: 24199
Published: 31st Jul 2013
Last edited: 28th Apr 2020
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