Title:
Castlemans disease of the neck: report of a case and review of the literature
Authors:
K. D. Markou, J. K. Goudakos, G. Psillas, A. Antoniadis, I. Karasmanis, V. Vital and A. Nicolaou
Institutions:
Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, ENT Department,AHEPA University Hospital,Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Keywords:
Castleman; neck; lymph; hyperplasia
Pages:
189 - 193
Abstract:
Castlemans disease of the neck: report of a case and review of the literature. Objectives: Castlemans disease is an uncommon disease of benign lymph node hyperplasia primarily affecting the mediastinum, with the head and neck region being the second most common site. Case report: A 27-year-old woman was admitted to our department due to a left lateral cervical mass. After a complete clinical and imaging examination, a neck dissection was performed, in which a mass, sie2.7 4.5 cm, was excised. The patient was diagnosed with Castlemans disease of the neck after histopathological examination. Conclusions: The diagnosis of Castlemans disease is always a clinical challenge, as the patient commonly presents with nonspecific signs and symptoms resembling other lymphatic diseases. Consequently, Castlemans disease should be in the differential diagnosis of congenital, inflammatory, or neoplastic cervical alterations.A review of literature, including histopathological characteristics, differential diagnosis, and treatment options is also presented.
Issue:
Vol. 5, 2009, 3rd trimester


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Castlemans disease of the neck: report of a case and review of the literature