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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 59-61

Castleman's disease in children–hyaline vascular type-A rarity

1 Assistant Professor of Pathology, Malla Reddy Institute Of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India
2 Consultant Pathologist, Dept. Of Pathology, Omega Cancer Hospital, Hyderabad, India
3 Consultant Pathologist, Dept. of Pathology, Vijaya Diagnostic Centre, Hyderabad, India
4 Prof & HOD of Pathology, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, India

Correspondence Address:
Kandukuri Mahesh Kumar
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Malla Reddy Institute of Medical Sciences, Suraram, Hyderabad
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2321-7006.302617

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Castleman's disease is a benign lympho proliferative disorder of an unknown aetiology, occurring rarely in the paediatric population. It primarily occurs at the sites like chest, abdomen and rarely in the neck. We report two cases of Castleman's disease in 7-year-old girl and 11 year old girl presenting with a localised mass in the left and right neck region respectively, complaints of vague clinical symptoms and local examination revealed a soft, non-tender and immobile mass in the neck. Laboratory studies were non-contributory. Ultrasonography of the head and neck helped in defining the neck mass, though the findings were non-specific. The mass was surgically excised and subjected to pathological examination. Histopathological assessment was consistent with Castleman's Disease, hyaline-vascular type. Follow up studies for a period of 6-months showed no evidence of recurrence of the lesion.

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