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Cervical unicentric Castleman disease presenting as a neck mass: Case report and review of the literature

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May 1, 2009
by Jonathan Liang, MD, Jason G. Newman, MD, Dale M. Frank, MD, and Ara A. Chalian, MD


Castleman disease is an uncommon lymphoproliferative disorder that usually presents asymptomatically at a single site, most commonly the mediastinum; it is rare in the head and neck. Although Castleman disease may be mistaken for a malignant process such as lymphoma, it is a benign condition that is curable with complete surgical resection. We report the case of a 43-year-old man with the hyaline vascular type of unicentric Castleman disease who presented with an isolated neck mass.

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