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Case Reports in Hematology
Volume 2012, Article ID 746098, 4 pages
Case Report

Primary Burkitt Lymphoma of the Chest Wall

Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology-Oncology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB # 7600, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA

Received 9 December 2011; Accepted 19 January 2012

Academic Editors: R. Lowenthal and S. Storti

Copyright © 2012 Rommel Lu. 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.


Burkitt lymphoma (BL) originating in the skin and soft tissue at any site is exceedingly rare. This paper is about a case of primary sporadic BL that presented as an isolated, rapidly enlarging chest wall mass arising from skin and/or soft tissue in an adult. As with other BL presentations, this patient was treated with aggressive chemotherapy with central nervous system (CNS) chemoprophylaxis, but he later died because of sepsis.