This neoplasm is not reportable.

Name

Castleman's disease

Not Reportable

This neoplasm is not reportable

Alternate Names

Angiofollicular lymph node hyperplasia

Definition

A rare disorder in which benign (not cancer) growths form in lymph node tissue. There are two main ways that Castleman disease occurs: localized (unicentric) and multicentric. Unicentric Castleman disease affects only one group of lymph nodes in one part of the body, usually in the chest or abdomen. It may not cause symptoms. Multicentric Castleman disease affects many groups of lymph nodes and lymphoid tissue all through the body. It can weaken the immune system and cause problems such as infection, fever, weight loss, fatigue, night sweats, nerve damage, and anemia. People with Castleman disease have an increased risk of lymphoma.

To report this disease, it must be associated with a lymphoma.
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