Unicentric Castleman’s disease: A surprising neck mass
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- O’Donnell, J.L., Henry, F.P., Kavanagh, E. et al. Ir J Med Sci (2006) 175: 79. doi:10.1007/BF03169010
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We present the case of a 36-year-old female with a three-week history of a pulsatile, tender mass in the anterior triangle of the neck.
Radiology demonstrated that this was a vascular tumour deep to the sternocleidomastoid muscle.
Pre-operative embolisation and complete surgical resection was performed. Histology revealed Castleman’s disease.
Unicentric hyaline vascular Castleman’s disease is an unusual cause of neck mass. Surgical resection remains the best chance for cure in unicentric disease. Long term follow-up is necessary as the risk of subsequent malignancy exists.