Castleman's disease: Unilateral cervical involvement and imaging findings: A case report


Dogan N., HAKYEMEZ B. , Topal N., Atahan S., PARLAK M.

Neuroradiology Journal, vol.20, no.3, pp.377-380, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/197140090702000323
  • Title of Journal : Neuroradiology Journal
  • Page Numbers: pp.377-380
  • Keywords: Castleman's disease, Cervical, CT, MR, US

Abstract

Castleman's disease is an idiopathic lymphoproliferative disorder characterized by massive enlargement of lymph nodes. It may have a unifocal or multifocal presentation; the mediastinum is the most common site (70%). Patients with cervical disease usually have unifocal involvement (90%). The main problem posed by cervical Castleman's disease is that it should be considered in the differential diagnosis of cervical tumors. This report describes a patient who had unifocal Castleman's disease on the left side of the neck, and discusses the differential diagnosis with findings on magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography and ultrasonography.