Unicentric Castleman’s disease: A surprising neck mass

  • J. L. O’Donnell
  • F. P. Henry
  • E. Kavanagh
  • P. Brennan
  • E. Kay
  • P. Murphy
  • C. J. Kelly
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/BF03169010

Cite this article as:
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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Abstract

Background

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.

Methods

Radiology demonstrated that this was a vascular tumour deep to the sternocleidomastoid muscle.

Results

Pre-operative embolisation and complete surgical resection was performed. Histology revealed Castleman’s disease.

Conclusion

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.

Copyright information

© Springer 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. L. O’Donnell
    • 1
  • F. P. Henry
    • 1
  • E. Kavanagh
    • 1
  • P. Brennan
    • 2
  • E. Kay
    • 3
  • P. Murphy
    • 4
  • C. J. Kelly
    • 1
  1. 1.RCSI Depts of SurgeryBeaumont HospitalDublin 9
  2. 2.Interventional RadiologyBeaumont HospitalDublin 9
  3. 3.Depts of PathologyBeaumont HospitalDublin 9
  4. 4.Depts of HaemaiologyBeaumont HospitalDublin 9
  5. 5.Dept of SurgeryWaterford Regional HospitalIreland

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