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Indian Journal of Pathology and Oncology

A rare case of retroperitoneal castleman disease

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Case Report

Author Details : Nithin Diwagar*, Sri Devi M, Padma Priya, Rashmi R

Volume : 6, Issue : 3, Year : 2019

Article Page : 500-502

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Castleman disease is a rare hyperplastic disorder that can affect any group of lymph nodes. Clinically and radiologically, it can mimic a malignancy and can only be diagnosed by histopathological examination. Castleman disease should be considered as one of the differential diagnosis for a patient presenting with a retroperitoneal mass. Complete surgical excision is usually curative; a preoperative diagnosis by biopsy can avoid extensive surgery for this condition. In this case report, we present a 40 year old female with a retroperitoneal mass, which was clinically suspected to be a malignancy. Complete surgical excision was done and histopathological examination of the mass revealed a unicentric Hyaline vascular type of Castleman disease.

Keywords: Castleman disease, Hyaline vascular type, Giant lymph node hyperplasia, Plasma cell type, retroperitoneal mass, Unicentric.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijpo.2019.096

How to cite : Diwagar N, Sri Devi M, Priya P, Rashmi R, A rare case of retroperitoneal castleman disease. Indian J Pathol Oncol 2019;6(3):500-502

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