ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
THE DIAGNOSIS OF CASTLEMAN’S DISEASE WITH VATS "CASE REPORT".
Gökhan HACIİBRAHİMOĞLU, Okan SOLAK, Lütfiye ERKAN, Atilla GÜRSES
Yedikule Göğüs Hastalıkları ve Göğüs Cerrahi Merkezi, İSTANBUL
Castleman’s disease is a giant lymph node hyperplasia of unknown etiology. This is one of the rare benign lesions seen in the mediastinal masses. In our case, there was an anterior mediastinal located 6 x 3.5 x 3 cm diameters mass. The patient was diagnosed with VATS and other diagnosis did not give any solution. But the location of the lesion will not give permission to a complet resection, that is why the thoracotomy was performed. In the mediastinal masses diagnosis and treatment the choice of VATS should always be kept in mind and should be applied with appropriate indications.
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