Giant mass due to Castleman's disease causing superior vena cava syndrome


TEKİNBAŞ C. , EROL M. M. , OZSU S. S. , Cobanoglu U. , KOSUCU P.

THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGEON, vol.56, no.5, pp.303-305, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-2008-1038408
  • Title of Journal : THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGEON
  • Page Numbers: pp.303-305

Abstract

Castleman's disease is an uncommon disorder Occurring mostly in patients presenting with localized mediastinal lymphadenopathy. It is usually asymptornatic. With localized disease, Surgical excision is curative. Castleman's disease can very rarely present as superior vena cava syndrome. We describe a case of mediastinal Castleman's disease which presented as vena cava superior syndrome; it is the largest mediastinal mass from Castleman's disease reported in the literature.