Vy Nguyen, MD, Dennis Klassen. Dalhousie University
Unifocal Castleman's Disease is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder affecting a single lymph node resulting in lymphoid hyperplasia. The etiology and pathogenesis of the disease is poorly understood. Unifocal lymphadenopathy is often an incidental finding, however mass effects or constitutional symptoms may result. Complete resection of the affected lymph node is considered curative.
Here we present a case of a 45 year old female with constitutional symptoms and a single enlarged lymph node. Malignancy was suspected on history as no infectious causes could be identified. Physical exam revealed no palpable lymphadenopathy. Imaging identified a single enlarged left external iliac lymph node.
This video demonstrates a safe approach to laparoscopic pelvic lymph node excision.
Presented at the SAGES 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
Abstract ID: 79984
Program Number: V174
Presentation Session: Video Loop
Presentation Type: VideoLoop