Pediatric burkitt lymphoma presenting as acute pancreatitis: MRI characteristics

John Amodio, Jennie E. Brodsky

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Acute pancreatitis is a rare initial presentation of non-Hodgkin lymphoma with few reported cases described in older adults and even fewer in children. MRI features of Burkitt lymphoma of the pancreas are sparse in the radiologic literature. We present a 6-year-old boy who presented with pancreatitis and obstructive jaundice, which was the result of Burkitt lymphoma of the pancreas. The imaging findings of pancreatic involvement of Burkitt lymphoma on MRI are discussed and the contributory role of the radiologist in guiding the appropriate clinical workup of this disease is highlighted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)770-772
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric radiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2010


  • Burkitt
  • Children
  • Lymphoma
  • MRI


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