International Journal of Hematology and Oncology 2020, Vol 30, Num 2 Page(s): 201-205
CASTLEMAN'S DISEASE WITH ABDOMINAL PRESENTATION: CASE REPORT AND REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE

RECEP PEKCİCİ1, FATMA ALAGÖZ1, RAHİME KARTAL1

Sosyal Sigortalar Kurumu, Konya Bölge Hastanesi

Keywords: castleman's disease
Castleman's disease is characterised by nonmalignant enlargement of lymph nodes. It locates most frequently in the mediastinum and may be at any location where lymph nodes exist. It has three histopathological types as hyaline vascular, plasma cell and mixed type. Two clinical presentations are as localised and multicentric disease. Noninvasive examination methods are frequently insufficent for diagnosis. Surgical resection is the recommended therapeutic approach in the localised clinical form, whereas cytotoxic chemotherapy, radiotherapy and steroids are pointed out to be benefical in the multicentric type. In this case report a surgically resected abdominal Castleman's disease, located in the minor omentum is reviewed with the pertinent literature.