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Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
Volume 2018, Article ID 5952315, 4 pages
Case Report

Primary Pancreatic Burkitt’s Lymphoma: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

1Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
2Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
3Nephrology Associates, East Providence, RI, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Venkata Rajesh Konjeti; moc.liamg@itejnok.hsejar

Received 9 September 2017; Revised 18 December 2017; Accepted 20 December 2017; Published 18 January 2018

Academic Editor: Hideto Kawaratani

Copyright © 2018 Venkata Rajesh Konjeti et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Primary pancreatic lymphoma (PPL) is of very rare occurrence as an extra nodal site of Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL). It represents less than 1% of NHL. Out of which Burkitt lymphoma of pancreas is of a rare presentation. It usually occurs in children and presenting in adults is uncommon. The prevalence of pancreatic Burkitt lymphoma is not known as the incidence is significantly low. Clinical features of PPL are predominantly nonspecific and can become difficult with associated inflammation of pancreas. Differentiation of lymphoma to adenocarcinoma is important as chemotherapy is the main stay of treatment in lymphoma. We report a case of 68-year-old female who presented with nonspecific symptoms and was found to have obstructive jaundice secondary to pancreatic head neoplasm which was proved to be pancreatic Burkitt lymphoma which is a rare presentation.