Bilateral breast swelling in a 23-year-old woman with Burkitt lymphoma

Ghasem Janbabai, Shaghayegh Kayedimajd, Shahriar Alian, Farshad Naghshvar, Masoumeh Rashidi, Touraj Farazmandfar


  • Primary breast lymphoma (PBL) of the breast is a rare type of localized non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which is usually of the B-cell. The majority of breast lymphoma present as a unilateral painless breast masses in an older woman, average age at diagnosis 55-60. A less common but distinctive presentation is a young woman of childbearing age who presents during or immediately after pregnancy. We present a 23-year-old postpartum woman with bilateral breast swelling. After surgical drainage and debridement and pathologic examination, the diagnosis of breast Burkitt lymphoma (BL) was confirmed. Chemotherapy was immediately started for her and the patient showed a good response with complete remission.
  • Key words: Breast swelling, Burkitt lymphoma, postpartum

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