IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 40 / Issue 5 / DOI: 10.12892/ejgo4577.2019
Open Access Case Report
Primary Burkitt lymphoma presenting as ovarian tumor rupture: a case report and literature review
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1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jilin University Second Hospital, Jilin University, Changchun, China
2 Department of Pathology, Jilin University Second Hospital, Jilin University, Changchun, China
3 College of Basic Medical Sciences, Jilin University, Changchun, China
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2019 , 40(5), 862–866;
Published: 10 October 2019

A 16-year-old female presented with extreme lower abdominal pain, increasingly severe distension of abdomen, and difficulty breathing after strenuous exercise in the past eight days. Emergency exploratory laparotomy was performed and a large right ovarian tumor with rupture in the back of the tumor and active hemorrhage was seen. Final pathologic report suggested ovarian Burkitt lymphoma (BL). The patient recovered very well after the surgery and was referred to the oncology unit for further chemotherapy.

Burkitt lymphoma
Ovarian tumor
Figure 1.
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