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How is Burkitt lymphoma diagnosed?

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Your doctor will take a sample of tissue from a lymph node or another are so it can be looked at under a microscope. Additional tests may include:

  • Computed tomographic imaging (CT scan) of your chest, abdomen, and pelvis
  • Chest X-ray
  • Bone marrow biopsy
  • Exam of spinal fluid
  • Blood tests to see how well your kidneys and liver are working
  • Testing for HIV disease

SOURCES:
Merck Manual for Healthcare Professionals: "Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas."
Ferry, J. The Oncologist, 2006.
Macmillan.org: "Burkitt lymphoma and Burkitt-like lymphoma."
Merck Manual Home Edition: "Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas."
Perkins, A. Hematology, 2008.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 9, 2019

SOURCES:
Merck Manual for Healthcare Professionals: "Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas."
Ferry, J. The Oncologist, 2006.
Macmillan.org: "Burkitt lymphoma and Burkitt-like lymphoma."
Merck Manual Home Edition: "Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas."
Perkins, A. Hematology, 2008.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 9, 2019

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