Burkitt's lymphoma in a patient presenting with inferior alveolar nerve hypoesthesia in the absence of a regional tumor: A case report and review of the literature

Chika Niizato, Seiji Asoda, Daisuke Araki, Kentarou Sugiyama, Shin Usuda, Taneaki Nakagawa, Hiromasa Kawana

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Abstract

Burkitt's lymphoma is a malignant lymphoma of high malignancy grade and accounts for less than 1% of all cases of malignant lymphoma. Patients with malignant lymphoma in the oral and maxillofacial region including Burkitt's lymphoma, frequently present with gingival swelling, or a tumor mass/ulcers as the initial symptoms. We present an extremely rare case with bilateral mental nerve paralysis as the initial symptom without not only regional tumor but also brain and nose-pharyngeal area. This report indicates that the unexplained oral abnormalities such as inferior alveolar nerve hypoesthesia must be considered, potentially prodromal symptoms of Burkitt's lymphoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-184
Number of pages5
JournalAsian Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Sep 1

Keywords

  • Burkitt's lymphoma
  • Hypoesthesia
  • Inferior alveolar nerve
  • Malignant lymphoma
  • Numb chin syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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