Castleman disease presenting as a pelvic mass

Steven R. MacDonald, John Robert Lurain III, Frederick Lawrence Hoff, Daina Variakojis, David A. Fishman*

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Background: To our knowledge, giant lymph node hyperplasia (Castleman disease) may present as a pelvic mass on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Case: A postmenopausal woman with rapidly enlarging leiomyoma uteri was found to have a suspicious left adnexal mass mimicking an ovarian neoplasm on preoperative MRI. At laparotomy, the suspected uterus and normal ovaries were extirpated. In addition, a firm, 4 × 8-cm solid mass within the sigmoid colon mesentery was found and resected. The final histologic diagnosis was Castleman disease. Conclusion: Entities such as Castleman disease should be considered when assessing a pelvic mass. Characterization of the origin of pelvic masses can often be difficult, despite sophisticated diagnostic imaging studies such as MRI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)875-877
Number of pages3
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number5 PART 2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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