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Localized peripancreatic plasma cell Castleman disease

Authors
Journal
The American Journal of Surgery
0002-9610
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
199
Issue
5
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2009.05.020
Keywords
  • Castleman Disease
  • Peripancreatic Tumors
  • Lymph Node Hyperplasia
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract Castleman disease (CD) is a rare, benign, and usually systemic lymphoproliferative disorder. Unicentric Castleman disease of the pancreas is extremely rare, with only less than 10 cases described in the literature. We describe a case of an isolated peripancreatic localization of a plasma cell–type Castleman disease, its clinical presentation, the diagnostic evaluation, and the cure of disease by surgical excision.

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