Incidence Of Burkitt Lymphoma In The North Of Iraq
Al-Rafidain Dental Journal,
Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 84-88
AbstractAim : To describe the incidence of Burkitt lymphoma (BL) in the North Iraq with special regard to the incidence of BL of the jaw bone. Materials and Methods:The records of patients with lym-phoma between the years 1981-1990 and 1995 -1999 in Hazim Al-Hafid Hospital in Mosul City were reviewed and they are analyzed with special regard to the BL including age,sex and the site distribu-tion of the lesions. Results: One thousand and two records of the patients with lymphoma were re-viewed .Seventy cases of them were BL consisting 7% of all lymphomas. Four cases (5.7%) of the BL were present as jaw bone lesion. The age range for patients with BL of the jaw bone was 4 – 12 years with mean of age 7.5 years . All patients of BL of the jaw bones were male .No lesion of the jaw bone showed metastasis to the brain where prognosis become worse. Conclusions: BL in our country can be occurred in the intestine and even in the jaw bone so it must be included in our differential diagnosis of the jaw bone lesions.
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