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Burkitt's Lymphoma as Primary Adrenal Lymphoma Diagnosed on Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology : A Rare Case Report

Ardhendu Sahana, Debojyoti Ghosh, Arghya Bandyopadhyay, Anup Kumar Boler


Introduction :Primary adrenal lymphoma presenting as Burkitt’s lymphoma  is an extremely rare entity. Although biopsy or excision is often needed for definitive diagnosis computed tomography guided fine needle aspiration has great diagnostic value in detection of primary adrenal lymphoma.

Presentation of case : A case  of a 20 yr old male with a right adrenal mass diagnosed as Burkitts lymphoma on Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (confirmed by bone marrow and cytogenetics) has been reported.

Conclusion : Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology  as an initial investigation tool can be very effective for detection of unusual presentation like an adrenal mass in a case of Burkitt's lymphoma


Burkitt’s Lymphoma; Primary Adrenal Lymphoma; Fine Needle Aspiration

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