Ultrasound Diagnosis of Burkitt lymphoma presenting as ileo-colic intussusception: a case report

Eu Leong Harvey James Teo, KK Women's and Children's Hospital 


Idiopathic ileo colic intussusception is a frequent cause of abdominal pain in children less than 5 years of age. Ileo colic intussusception occurring in adolescents should raise the suspicion for the presence of a pathological lead point which rarely may be due to Burkitt lymphoma. We present a case of a 15 year old boy where the diagnosis of Burkitt lymphoma was suspected on the initial ultrasound. The objective of this case report is to highlight the ultrasound findings that led to the early diagnosis of Burkitt lymphoma which positively impacted the management and prognosis of this patient.

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