Case Report

Castleman’s Disease of the Cervical Region: A Pediatric Case Report


  • Özlem Erdede
  • Özlem Temel
  • Serpil Değirmenci
  • Almala Pınar Ulutaş
  • Feyza Yıldız

Received Date: 09.05.2015 Accepted Date: 11.12.2015 J Pediatr Res 2016;3(2):117-119

Castleman’s disease (CD) is a rare disorder characterized by the massive proliferation of the lymphoid tissue whose etiology is not known exactly. It has been mainly reported in young adults, and in children the disease is rare. Two clinical types (localized, multicentric) have been described. It is generally localized in mediasten and rarely seen in the head and neck region. Definitive diagnosis is possible with complete surgical resection and investigating it histopathologically.

In this study we report a 9-year-old patient who applied with a solid mass in the neck region and diagnosed with CD after histopathological assessment. The patient was treated by surgical excision.

Keywords: Castleman’s disease, differantial diagnosis of cervical masses, childhood

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