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Castleman's disease

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A pathological condition characterized by large, benign, hyperplastic lymph nodes containing concentric perivascular aggregates of lymphocytes.


  • B. Castleman and V. W. Towne:
    Case records of Massachusetts General Hospital, Case 40001.
    The New England Journal of Medicine, Boston, 1954, 26: 250.
  • B. Castleman, L. Inversion, V. Pardo Menendez:
    Localized mediastinal lymphnode hyperplasia resembling thymoma cancer.
    Cancer, Philadelphia, 1956, 9: 822-830.
  • R. J. Tuttle and K. J. Shier:
    Angiography of angiomatous lymphoid hamartoma (Castleman's tumor) and a suggested pathogenesis.
    Radiology, Easton, Pennsylvania, 1979, 130: 311.
  • J. M. E. Martin, et al:
    Giant lymph node hyperplasia (Castleman disease) of hyaline vascular type. Clinical heterogeneity with immunohistologic uniformity.
    American Journal of Clinical Pathology, Baltimore, 1985, 84: 439-446.

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