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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2015, Article ID 792041, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/792041
Case Report

Primary Breast Burkitt’s Lymphoma in an HIV-Infected Woman

1Surgical Oncology Unit, Donka University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, University of Conakry, Conakry, Guinea
2Laboratory of Anatomo-Pathology/Biopathology, Centre Léon Bérard, Lyon, France
3Laboratory of Anatomo-Pathology, University Hospital Centre of Donka, Faculty of Medicine, University of Conakry, Conakry, Guinea
4Molecular Biology, Department of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Conakry, Conakry, Guinea

Received 21 January 2015; Revised 7 May 2015; Accepted 11 May 2015

Academic Editor: Gottfried J. Locker

Copyright © 2015 Bangaly Traoré 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.

Abstract

A 30-year-old HIV positive woman presented with a multifocal mass tumour associated with axillary and lateral-cervical lymphadenopathy in the right breast. Laboratory examination of the biopsy confirmed a case of mammary Burkitt’s lymphoma with a nodular infiltration of the breast. Antiretroviral treatment and chemotherapy were effective to control the tumour. Although Burkitt’s lymphoma rarely involves the breasts, it should be considered during routine breast examination of African woman.