A Rare Cause of Constipation and Acute Malnutrition: Primary Intestinal Lymphoma
Nurşah Özdemir 1 * , Gökhan Tümgör 2, Melikhan Çerçi 1, Ayşe Özkan 3, Gülay Sezgin 3, İbrahim Bayram 3, Mehmet Turgut 1
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1 Adana Numune Education and Research Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Adana, Turkey
2 Çukurova University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Adana, Turkey
3 Çukurova University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatric Oncology, Adana, Turkey
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Constipation is the group of disease that is most frequently consulted with experts in pediatric gastroenterology. Abnormal neurological examination, non-intestinal symptoms or cases unresponsive to treatment should be stimulative and suggestive of another underlying cause to the doctor. Mature B-cell malignant disease (Burkitt lymphoma) forms 35-40 % of all non-Hodgkin lymphoma patients. Burkitt lymphoma can be a mass in gastrointestinal system. In this paper, a four-year-old boy who was hospitalized for 17 days in other centers with a diagnosis of malnutrition and constipation and diagnosed as primary intestinal lymphoma in our clinic is presented. Primary intestinal lymphomas discussed under the light of literature.


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EUR J GEN MED, 2014 - Volume 11 Issue 1, pp. 41-44

Publication date: 08 Jan 2014

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