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Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
Volume 2014, Article ID 538359, 4 pages
Case Report

Jejunal Perforation: A Rare Presentation of Burkitt’s Lymphoma—Successful Management

1Department of Surgery, GSL Medical College & General Hospital, NH-5, Lakshmipuram, Rajahmundry 533294, India
2Department of Medical Oncology, GSL Medical College & General Hospital, Rajahmundry 533294, India

Received 26 February 2014; Revised 13 May 2014; Accepted 22 May 2014; Published 4 June 2014

Academic Editor: Junya Kuroda

Copyright © 2014 Samir Ranjan Nayak 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.


Malignant tumors of the small bowel presenting as acute abdomen are a rare occurrence. Burkitt’s lymphoma presenting as a surgical emergency needing emergency laparotomy is an uncommon presentation of this tumor. We present an interesting case of jejunal perforation as a first manifestation of Burkitt’s lymphoma which was successfully managed with surgical resection, high dose chemotherapy, and good supportive care.