Extranodal Castleman disease of the extremities: a case report and review of the literature.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Castleman disease is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder of unknown etiology that most commonly presents as a mediastinal nodal mass or, in the extranodal form of the disease, a mass located in the mediastinum or retroperitoneum. It is exceptionally uncommon for Castleman disease to present in the extremities. We report a rare case of extranodal Castleman disease presenting as a muscular forearm mass. We compare our case with the seven other reported cases in which Castleman disease presented as an isolated soft tissue mass in the extremities.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Eward, WC; DeWitt, SB; Brigman, BE; Kontogeorgakos, V; Lagoo, AS

Published Date

  • November 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 43 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1627 - 1631

PubMed ID

  • 24970669

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1432-2161

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s00256-014-1945-z


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Germany