Castleman disease: a rare case in a young woman

Castleman disease: a rare case in a young woman

Authors

  • Maria Teresa Paparella
  • Teresa Popolizio
  • Daniela Grasso
  • Ettore Angelo Serricchio
  • Giuseppe Guglielmi

Keywords:

Castleman disease (CD), lymph nodes, unicentric Castleman disease (UCD), excisional biopsy

Abstract

Castleman disease is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder characterized by benign enlargement of lymph nodes. It is divided into unicentric disease, which involves a single enlarged lymph node, and multicentric disease, which affects multiple lymph node stations. In this report, we describe a rare case of a 28-year-old female patient with an unicentric Castleman disease. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a well-circumscribed large mass in the left neck, characterized by intense homogenous enhancement and suspected for a malignant disease. The patient underwent an excisional biopsy for definitive diagnosis of unicentric Castleman disease and ruled out malignant conditions.

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Published

08-03-2023

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Case Reports: Oncology and Hematology

How to Cite

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Paparella MT, Popolizio T, Grasso D, Serricchio EA, Guglielmi G. Castleman disease: a rare case in a young woman. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2023 Mar. 8 [cited 2024 Jul. 17];94(S1):e2023058. Available from: https://www.mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/13795