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The Korean Journal of Pathology 1985;19(2): 207-213.
Burkitt's Lymphoma Developed Acute Leukemia: A report of two cases.
Young Dae Kim, Kyoung Ja Han, Byoung Kee Kim, Sun Moo Kim
Department of Clinical Pathology, Catholic Medical College, Seoul, Korea.
Burkitt's lymphoma with a frankly leukemic picture is an extremely rare condition, and usually has a very acute course with a poor prognosis. The authors experienced two cases of Burkitt's lymphoma developed acute leukemia. The first case was 8 years-old boy who had rapidly growing large abdominal mass, which revealed typical Burkitt's lymphoma with characteristic "starrysky" pattern. The second case was 20 year old male who had not definite tumor mass. Their peripheral blood and bone marrow aspiration revealed acute leukemia with multiple vacuolated lymphoblast of Burkitt's type. We report these cases with brief review of literatures.