Localized Castleman’s Disease in Retroperitoneum Mimicking Broad Ligament Leiomyoma – a Diagnostic Challenge

  • S Gon, D Mallick, A Bhattacharya, B Majumdar, M Sengupta Department of Pathology, ESI PGIMSR and ESIC Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata

Abstract

Primary retroperitoneal tumours pose a diagnostic dilemma and therapeutic challenges because of their location and late detection. Localized Castleman Disease (CD) in retroperitoneal location is a rare occurrence, with incidence of only 4% cases occurring in diverse locations like retroperitoneum. A rare case of unicentric localized Castleman Disease localized in broad ligament is hereby reported which was clinically & radiologically suspected as broad ligament leiomyoma but finally diagnosed as Castleman’s Disease, hyaline vascular type in a young female posing a diagnostic challenge both for the pathologist and clinician. Definite diagnosis is essential as complete surgical excision in case of unicentric Castleman’s Disease has good prognosis after resection.

 

Published
Jan 14, 2016
How to Cite
GON, D MALLICK, A BHATTACHARYA, B MAJUMDAR, M SENGUPTA, S. Localized Castleman’s Disease in Retroperitoneum Mimicking Broad Ligament Leiomyoma – a Diagnostic Challenge. Nepal Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, [S.l.], v. 10, n. 2, p. 57-59, jan. 2016. ISSN 1999-8546. Available at: <http://njog.org.np/njog/index.php/njog/article/view/764>. Date accessed: 27 feb. 2020.
Section
Case Reports