Burkitt's lymphoma of the skull base presenting as cavernous sinus syndrome in early childhood

Pediatr Radiol. 1996;26(6):416-7. doi: 10.1007/BF01387317.


Primary non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the skull base presenting with neuro-ophthalmologic abnormalities or cavernous sinus involvement is very rare in children. We have found only 13 reported cases of cavernous sinus involvement by lymphoma [1]. We report the case of the youngest child diagnosed with Burkitt's lymphoma of the cavernous sinus and sphenoid sinus, whose first presentation was cavernous sinus syndrome with neuro-ophthalmologic findings.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Brain Neoplasms / pathology
  • Burkitt Lymphoma / diagnosis*
  • Cavernous Sinus / pathology*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Paranasal Sinus Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Sphenoid Sinus*
  • Syndrome