Case Reports

An unusal lump in the groin

Nicholas Charles Carter, Martin Dedicoat, Philip Barker


A 13 year old girl presented to clinic with a lump in her groin. Initially this was thought to be related to a previous stab injury many years before. At operation however, a smooth mass of lymphoid tissue was found. Histology confirmed this as Giant Follicular Lymph node hyperplasia, otherwise known as Castleman's Disease.
She made an unremarkable recovery

Authors' affiliations

Nicholas Charles Carter, Ngwelezane Hospital

Martin Dedicoat, Ngwelezane Hospital

Philip Barker, Ngwelezane Hospital

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Castleman's Disease, Giant folliculuar lymp node hyperplasia

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South African Journal of Child Health 2008;2(2):56.

Article History

Date submitted: 2008-04-27
Date published: 2008-05-26

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