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The Limit of Ultrasonographic Examination in Abdominal Masses Diagnosis - Abstract

Prișcă R , Patraulea F , Derzsi Z , Gozar H

 

Abstract

Burkitt lymphoma is an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin cell B lymphoma, which most commonly occurs in children and young adults. It presents with nonspecific symptoms in cases with abdominal localization, and it can simulate various diseases. The aim of this paper is to demonstrate the limits of ultrasonography in diagnosis of abdominal masses, exemplifying with the case of an 8 years old child, with symptoms of an acute abdominal condition, in which numerous ultrasounds performed during hospitalization were not able to lead the diagnosis to a tumor disease, and even more, they delayed the diagnosis.

Keywords: Burkitt lymphoma, appendicitis, ultrasonography, computer tomography

 

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