Current Thoracic Surgery 2020 , Vol 5 , Issue 1
A rare case: Castleman’s disease
Ezgi Çimen Çelik1,Tarık Yağcı2,Ahmet Üçvet1,Soner Gürsoy1,Zekiye Aydoğdu3
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, University of Health Sciences, İzmir Dr. Suat Seren Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Health Application and Research Center, İzmir, Turkey
2Thoracic Surgery Clinic, Kastamonu State Hospital, Kastamonu, Turkey
3Department of Pathology, University of Health Sciences, İzmir Dr. Suat Seren Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Health Application and Research Center, İzmir, Turkey
DOI : 10.26663/cts.2020.0008 Viewed : 700 - Downloaded : 200 Castleman’s disease is angiofollicular lymph node hyperplasia that occurs as a result of abnormal proliferation of plasma cells and B lymphocytes in lymphoid tissues. It has been shown to be associated with HHV-8 and HIV infections and may be unicentric or multicentric. This case is presented due to its rareness, good prognosis after complete surgery for unicentric type, and dramatically improved symptoms. Keywords : Castleman’s disease, mediastinal mass, HHV-8/HIV