ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Castleman's Disease: Giant Lymph Node
İrfan TAŞTEPE, Sedat DEMİRCAN, Akın KUZUCU, Nurettin KARAOĞLANOĞLU, Can KÜRKÇÜOĞLU, Ş. Tuba LİMAN, Mehmet ÜNLÜ, Güven ÇETİN
Atatürk Göğüs Hastalıkları ve Göğüs Cerrahisi Merkezi, Göğüs Cerrahisi Kliniği
Seven patients with giant lymph node hyperplasia were treated between 1982 and 1994 in Atatürk Chest Disease and Thoracic Surgery Center. In six of cases the lesions were located in intrathoracic and in one in the cervical regions. Histopathologic diagnosis were reported as hyaline vascular type in six cases and as plasrna cell type in the case with the cervical located lesion. We performed total excision in six cases and subtotal excision in one case. in six cases with total excision the treatments were curative. Other case is still under our follow up without evidence of any recurrence.
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