Aim: The aim of this paper is to report a rare case of sporadic Burkitt’s lymphoma of the maxilla and its response to chemotherapy
and emphasize the importance of early diagnosis in the treatment and prognosis.
Objective: The objective of this paper is to present a rare case of sporadic Burkitt’s lymphoma. This type of Burkitt’s lymphoma is
seen in other parts of the world except equatorial Africa where Endemic form is found. Sporadic Burkitt’s lymphoma usually presents
in the abdominal organs, mostly in the ileocecal area, but, in our case, it occurred in the maxilla. Endemic type of Burkitt’s lymphoma
is reported to respond well to chemotherapy, whereas this form is not reported to behave so.
Results: The case reported herewith was referred at the earliest for chemotherapy and it responded well to the currently used
CODOX-M/IVAC regimen. There has been no short term recurrence in this case for 6 months.
Conclusion: It is important to remember not to delay time in leisurely investigations in Burkitt’s lymphoma cases, in order to achieve
complete remission and a better prognosis.