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Organ: Small intestine
We can see a greyish exophytic mass in the mucosa.
Diagnosis: Sporadic Burkitt lymphoma
- Epstein-Barr virus
- Myc mutation
Just from the macroscopy we see here is it impossible to determine that this is a Burkitt lymphoma. It could also be a:
- Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST)
- Neuroendocrine tumor (NET)
- Adenocarcinoma (rare in the small intestine)
Histology must be used to determine the specific type. It’s important to not jump to the conclusion that this is a Burkitt lymphoma just by the gross macroscopy.
Due to its location in the abdominal region this is most likely a sporadic Burkitt lymphoma.