Castleman disease: A case with atypical presentation

Yaris N., Cakir M., Kalyoncu M., Yildiz K., Okten A.

PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY, vol.21, no.3, pp.203-208, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/08880010490276908
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.203-208
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Castleman disease is a benign lymphoproliferative disorder characterized by enlarged lymph nodes. In children the disease is rare, usually localized, and asymptomatic. Resection of the node is almost always curative. A case is reported that was diagnosed as hyaline vascular-type Castleman disease at 1 year of age. The disease recurred from infraclavicular region in addition to primary site, even though total excision was performed. Although the disease is mullticentric after recurrence, the patient has no systemic symptoms.