Unicentric Castlemans Disease: Unusual Disorder of the Neck a Case ReviewCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Renuka S. Melkundi,
Assistant Professor, Department of ENT, SDM College of Medical Sciences & Hospital, Dharwad, 580009, India.
Castlemanâ€™s disease (giant or angio follicular lymph node hyperplasia) was first described by Benjamin Castleman in the year 1957 and was named after him. It is an uncommon lympho proliferative disorder which is localised to single lymphnode (unicentric) or multiple lymph node level systemically (multicentric).It is a very rare disorder characterised by non-cancerous growths. The most common sites of this are mainly thorax (mediastinum or lung hilum) and abdomen. It rarely occurs in cervical area. We report a case of unicentric cervical castlemanâ€™s disease of neck in an 18-year-old female, who came to ENT OPD with history of right sided neck mass since 6-8 months. After thorough clinical examination and investigations, complete excision of the mass was done. Histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis of Castlemanâ€™s disease. On follow-up for one year no recurrence has been seen.
Angiofollicular lymph node hyperplasia, Cervical area,Multicentric (MCD), Unicentric (UCD)
Date of Submission: Nov 29, 2014
Date of Peer Review: Mar 11, 2015
Date of Acceptance: Mar 16, 2015
Date of Publishing: Apr 01, 2015
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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