Unifocal cervical Castleman disease in two children

Eur J Pediatr. 1997 Sep;156(9):701-3. doi: 10.1007/s004310050693.


Castleman disease (CD) is a benign lymphoproliferative disorder characterized by enlarged hyperplastic lymph nodes. Most observations focus on adult patients. In children the disease is rare, usually localized and may be symptomatic or asymptomatic. We reported two children, 7 and 14 years old respectively, affected by unifocal cervical CD of the hyaline vascular type.

Conclusion: Two cases illustrate that CD may mimic a neoplasm and should be considered in presence of a solitary neck mass with specific features on CT and MRI.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Castleman Disease / diagnosis*
  • Castleman Disease / pathology
  • Castleman Disease / surgery
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Lymph Node Excision
  • Lymph Nodes / pathology
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Neck
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed