Which condition are included in the differential diagnoses of Burkitt lymphoma/Burkitt-like lymphoma (BL/BLL)?

Updated: Dec 20, 2019
  • Author: Ali H Kanbar, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Burkitt lymphoma (BL) must be distinguished from other primary abdominal tumors in childhood, including Wilms tumor, neuroblastoma, and peripheral neuroectodermal tumor. In the bone marrow, BL must be differentiated from B and T precursor and myeloid leukemias. Among peripheral B-cell lymphomas, the major difficulty is to differentiate BL from diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), lymphoblastic lymphoma, and blastic mantle cell lymphoma (MCL).


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