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Indian Journal of Surgery

, Volume 75, Supplement 1, pp 9–11 | Cite as

Castleman’s Disease—A Rare Diagnosis in the Retroperitoneum

  • Dakshyani S. Nirhale
  • Ramchandra N. Bharadwaj
  • Virendra S. Athavale
  • Ruchita K. GuptaEmail author
  • Charit Bora
Case Report

Abstract

Abdominal masses have always been a dilemma for the surgeons and this problem is more so in retroperitoneal masses. In our case, the patient presented with retroperitoneal mass in the left lumbar region with no other specific local or systemic symptoms. The diagnosis of Castleman’s disease was established only after histopathological examination of the mass after resection. Castleman’s disease is an angiofollicular lymph node hyperplasia presenting either as a localized or a systemic disease. In our case, the patient presented with the localized form of the disease and as it is a rare presentation we are presenting this case.

Keywords

Castleman’s disease Retroperitoneal mass Lymph node hyperplasia 

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© Association of Surgeons of India 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dakshyani S. Nirhale
    • 1
  • Ramchandra N. Bharadwaj
    • 1
  • Virendra S. Athavale
    • 1
  • Ruchita K. Gupta
    • 1
    Email author
  • Charit Bora
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of General SurgeryPadmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical Hospital and Research CentrePimpriIndia

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