Head and Neck Pathology

, Volume 7, Issue 4, pp 389–392

Castleman Disease in the Parapharyngeal Space: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

  • Jason B. Clain
  • Sophie Scherl
  • William E. Karle
  • Azita Khorsandi
  • Violette Ghali
  • Beverly Wang
  • Mark L. Urken
Sine qua non Radiology-Pathology

Abstract

Castleman disease is most commonly found in the mediastinum, while the head and neck is the second most common location. The disease exists in a unicentric and multicentric variety and is usually successfully treated with surgical resection alone. Early identification is important for treatment planning. Castleman disease has been reported to mimic other disease processes, however there has been only one report of the disease mimicking a nerve sheath tumor in the parapharyngeal space. Here we report the second case of Castleman disease mimicking a schwannoma in the parapharyngeal space.

Keywords

Head and neck Otolaryngology Radiology Schwannoma Mimicking Castleman disease Parapharyngeal space tumor Lymphoproliferative 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jason B. Clain
    • 1
  • Sophie Scherl
    • 1
  • William E. Karle
    • 1
    • 5
  • Azita Khorsandi
    • 3
    • 5
  • Violette Ghali
    • 4
  • Beverly Wang
    • 4
  • Mark L. Urken
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Thyroid Head and Neck Cancer FoundationNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of OtolaryngologyBeth Israel Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyBeth Israel Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.Department of PathologyBeth Israel Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  5. 5.Albert Einstein College of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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