Nodular lymphoid hyperplasia complicated with ileal Burkitt'
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Primary lymphomas of the small intestine are rare. Burkitt's lymphoma (BL) occurs sporadically in adults. Nodular lymphoid hyperplasia (NLH) is a rare disorder characterized by diffuse nodular lesions, which represent hyperplastic lymphoid follicles, and it is often associated with immunodeficiency syndromes.We present a 38-year-old male patient in a state of surgical emergency, suspected of Crohn’s disease, who had an unusual combination of NLH and BL of the proximal ileum. Furthermore, retrospectively analyzed documentation revealed selective IgA deficiency. Association between NLH and intestinal lymphomas in patients with immunodeficiency syndromes was indicated before. This case report supports the notion on NLH as a transition state between immunodeficiency and intestinal lymphomas...

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