Mediastinal castleman's disease mimicking thoracic paravertebral schwannoma

Massimiliano Paci, Riccardo Valli, Sara Tenconi, Giorgio Sgarbi

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A 51-year-old female underwent resection of a solid lesion in the posterior mediastinum, preoperatively interpreted at imaging as thoracic schwannoma, requiring double sequential surgical procedure to be resected. The histologic examination of the resected mass diagnosed a hyaline-vascular Castleman's disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)346-347
Number of pages2
JournalInteractive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011



  • Computed tomography
  • Giant lymph node hyperplasia
  • Mediastinal neoplasms
  • Neurilemmoma
  • Thoracic surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Surgery

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