Journal article

Castleman's disease masquerading as pancreatic neuroendocrine tumour

Deepika Gunda, Jack Naughton, Sean Gregory Stevens, Marcos Perini

BMJ CASE REPORTS | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2021

Abstract

Castleman's disease (CD) is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder. This case report, to the best of our knowledge, is the first report of CD simulating a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumour . The patient was a 58-year-old woman who initially presented with bilateral iritis and underwent investigation for possible systemic rheumatological disease. CT of the chest demonstrated an incidental finding of a well-demarcated retropancreatic mass. As the mass was found to enhance on DOTATATE (tetraazacyclododecanetetraacetic acid-DPhe1-Tyr3-octreotate) positron emission tomography, a diagnosis of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumour was made. The patient underwent an open distal pancreatectomy and splenectomy..

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