An unusal lump in the groin
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
Nicholas Charles Carter, Ngwelezane Hospital
Martin Dedicoat, Ngwelezane Hospital
Philip Barker, Ngwelezane Hospital
Castleman's Disease, Giant folliculuar lymp node hyperplasia
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South African Journal of Child Health 2008;2(2):56.
Date submitted: 2008-04-27
Date published: 2008-05-26
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