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Giant mass due to Castleman's disease causing superior vena cava syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18615381     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Castleman's disease is an uncommon disorder occurring mostly in patients presenting with localized mediastinal lymphadenopathy.It is usually asymptomatic. With localized disease, surgical excision is curative. Castleman's disease can very rarely present as superior vena cava syndrome. We describe a case of mediastinal Castleman's disease which presented as vena cava superior syndrome; it is the largest mediastinal mass from Castleman's disease reported in the literature.
C Tekinbas; M M Erol; S Ozsu; U Cobanoglu; P Kosucu
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0171-6425     ISO Abbreviation:  Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-10     Completed Date:  2008-12-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903387     Medline TA:  Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  303-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Thoracic Surgery, Karadeniz Technical University Faculty of Medicine, Trabzon, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Decompression, Surgical
Diagnostic Errors*
Giant Lymph Node Hyperplasia / complications,  pathology*,  surgery
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Mediastinal Neoplasms / complications,  pathology*,  surgery
Sternum / surgery
Superior Vena Cava Syndrome / etiology*,  pathology,  surgery
Thymus Hyperplasia / diagnosis*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome

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