Gastrointestinal Radiology

, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 36–40 | Cite as

Computed tomography in the diagnosis and follow-up of American Burkitt's lymphoma

  • Laghaieh Rezvani
  • Richard J. Tully
  • Clive Levine
  • Errol Levine
  • Jonathan M. Rubin
Article

Abstract

CT scans of Burkitt's lymphoma in 8 American patients are presented. Computed tomography was the major diagnostic imaging modality in 4, and the abdomen was the most commonly involved site in our patients. CT was found to be the method of choice for diagnostic purposes and for assessing the size of abdominal masses. Furthermore, because of the relative effectiveness of modern chemotherapeutic agents in treatment of this type of lymphoma, CT did and can play a unique role in follow-up of these cases during therapy.

Key words

Abdomen, Burkitt's lymphoma Computed tomography, diagnosis 

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© Springer-Verlag 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Laghaieh Rezvani
    • 1
  • Richard J. Tully
    • 2
  • Clive Levine
    • 2
  • Errol Levine
    • 3
  • Jonathan M. Rubin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Chicago Medical CenterChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Missouri Medical CenterColumbiaUSA
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Kansas College of Health SciencesKansas CityUSA

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