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Indian Journal of Pathology and Oncology

A rare case of retroperitoneal castleman disease

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Article Type : Case Report

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

Volume : 6

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2394-6792

Print ISSN : 2394-6784

Article First Page : 500

Article End Page : 502


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 :-https://doi.org/10.18231/j.ijpo.2019.096