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Clinical Features and Outcomes of Head and Neck Castleman Disease.
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PMID:  22285335     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: To increase the understanding of head and neck Castleman disease (CD) and to improve its diagnosis and management. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was performed on the medical records of 14 patients with cervical CD treated at the Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center from January 2000 through December 2009. The predictor variables were age, gender, site, size, and treatment modality. The outcome variables were survival time and recurrence. RESULTS: Neck level II (9/14) was the most common site for CD. On computed tomogram, all 14 cases appeared as nodular and cylindrical-shaped lesions growing along the neck. Computed tomogram showed a uniform density and clear margins of the lesions. Thirteen cases with hyaline-vascular type CD showed significant enhancement on enhancing computed tomographic scans. One case with plasma-cell type CD accompanied by Hodgkin lymphoma showed mild heterogeneous enhancement and a strong vascular shadow inside the lesion. Thirteen patients with unicentric CD underwent regional resection. Follow-up time ranged from 14 to 132 months, during which none of the patients relapsed. CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study suggest that head and neck CD has a low incidence and that the most common site is unilateral level II. Regional resection was the first choice for the treatment of unicentric CD. Overall, chemotherapy was associated with a poor prognosis in patients with multicentric CD. Future studies will focus on the early diagnosis and treatment of multicentric CD. Long-term follow-up is also necessary.
Yan-Feng Chen; Wei-Dong Zhang; Chuan-Zheng Sun; Dian Ouyang; Wen-Kuan Chen; Rong-Zhen Luo; Ming-Wei Wu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1531-5053     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
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Created Date:  2012-1-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8206428     Medline TA:  J Oral Maxillofac Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.
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