Castleman's disease in childhood: report of three cases and review of the literature.
Castleman's disease (CD) is a rare, localized or generalized, lymphoproliferative disorder with a frequent mediastinal location, but possible in any lymph node or extra nodal site. It usually appears in young adults whilst it rarely occurs in childhood. There are only about 100 pediatric cases published, five of them in Italy. We report 3 cases of localized Castleman's disease, investigated in our Department in a 3 years period and reviewed the literature.
Unit of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, G Di Cristina Children's Hospital, ARNAS, Palermo, Italy.
SourceItalian journal of pediatrics 37: 2011 pg 50
Giant Lymph Node Hyperplasia
Pub Type(s)Case Reports
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