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Omental cakes in American Burkitt lymphoma computed tomography demonstration

  • Philip Goodman
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    Address reprint requests to: Philip Goodman, M.D., The University of Texas, Medical School at Houston, Department of Radiology, Suite 2134, Houston, TX 77030.
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    From The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Department of Radiology, Houston, Texas, USA
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  • Bharat Raval
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    From The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Department of Radiology, Houston, Texas, USA
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      Abstract

      Diffuse tumor infiltration of the omentum or so-called omental “cakes” is well recognized on computed tomography (CT) and is usually associated with pelvic or gastrointestinal carcinoma. However, this has not been described in American Burkitt lymphoma despite frequent intraabdominal involvement in this disease. We report two cases of American Burkitt lymphoma in which omental cakes were demonstrated by CT.

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