Intrapericardial pneumonectomy for unicentric hilar castleman disease.


KARA M., ÖZKAN B., Ulker M. G., TUĞCU D., YEGEN G.

Acta chirurgica Belgica, vol.121, no.6, pp.441-444, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 121 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00015458.2020.1726098
  • Journal Name: Acta chirurgica Belgica
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.441-444
  • Keywords: Castleman disease, surgery, pneumonectomy, FEATURES
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Introduction: The intrapulmonary involvement of Castleman disease is extremely rare with very few cases reported in the literature. Case report: We present a case of a 16-year-old male who underwent pulmonary resection for Castleman disease. The tumor was located at the right hilum and measured 10 cm in diameter. The patient underwent an intrapericardial pneumonectomy with a mediastinal lymph node dissection because the tumor showed infiltration into the lung parenchyma, the major pulmonary vessels and the main bronchus. Conclusion: We emphasize that some cases with intrapulmonary Castleman disease may require a pneumonectomy if the tumor is centrally located.