Hematogenous neoplasms
Castleman disease

Topic Completed: 1 January 2013

Revised: 18 March 2019

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Definition / general
  • Also called angiofollicular lymph node hyperplasia
  • Usually no prominent splenomegaly
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Usually plasma cell type with white pulp hyperplasia and prominent plasmacytosis (Am J Surg Pathol 1988;12:176)
  • Also hyaline vascular type with white pulp hyperplasia and numerous atrophic and hyaline vascular germinal centers, only rare plasma cells
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