Liver and intrahepatic bile ducts - tumor
Benign tumors / conditions
Castleman disease

Author: Deepali Jain, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 15 November 2017, last major update February 2012

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Cite this page: Jain, D. Castleman disease. website. Accessed January 21st, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Uncommon lymphoproliferative disorder involving lymph nodes in one region or systemic
  • Also called angiofollicular hyperplasia
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Stellate fibrous scar separates small nodules of disorganized large and clear hepatocytes
  • Scar contains hyperplastic follicles with germinal centers, separated by sheets of plasma cells and vessels
  • Small lymphocytes are arranged in onion skin pattern around follicles