Bilateral burkitt lymphoma of the ovaries: a report of a case in a child with williams syndrome.

Research paper by Grace Ifeyinwa GI Onimoe, Samir S Kahwash, Amanda A Termuhlen, Thomas G TG Gross, Elizabeth E Varga, Melissa J MJ Rose

Indexed on: 21 Jun '11Published on: 21 Jun '11Published in: Case reports in medicine


A 10-year-old female with Williams Syndrome (WS) presented with a two-month history of fatigue, weight loss, and bilateral ovarian masses. Histologic, immunophenotypic, and cytogenetic studies confirmed the diagnosis of Burkitt lymphoma (BL). While there is no established association between the two disorders, this is the third case in the literature of Burkitt lymphoma in a patient with Williams Syndrome.