Multicentric Castleman's disease in a child with subpectoral involvement

Pediatr Radiol. 2003 Aug;33(8):570-3. doi: 10.1007/s00247-003-0947-0. Epub 2003 May 27.


Castleman's disease is a benign lymphoproliferative disorder characterised by enlarged hyperplastic lymph nodes. It is rare in children and usually presents as localised disease. Subpectoral involvement has not been previously described in multicentric Castleman's disease in children. We present the CT, US and Doppler US findings of hyaline-vascular type multicentric Castleman's disease in a 5 year-old-boy with masses in the left subpectoral region and supraclavicular and axillary lymphadenopathy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Castleman Disease / diagnosis*
  • Castleman Disease / therapy
  • Child, Preschool
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Diagnostic Imaging*
  • Humans
  • Male