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Unicentric Castleman disease


Other Names for this Disease
  • Localized Castleman disease
  • Unicentric angiofollicular ganglionic hyperplasia
  • Unicentric angiofollicular lymph hyperplasia
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Treatment

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How is unicentric Castleman disease treated?

Unicentric Castleman disease (UCD) can usually be cured by surgically removing the enlarged lymph node. If surgery isn't an option or the lymph node can not be removed completely, radiation therapy may be recommended to shrink and/or destroy the affected tissue.[1][2][3]

Last updated: 6/24/2015

References
  1. Castleman Disease. American Cancer Society. July 2014; http://www.cancer.org/cancer/castlemandisease/detailedguide/index.
  2. Jennifer R Brown, MD, PhD; Jon C Aster, MD; Nikhil C Munshi, MD. Unicentric Castleman's disease. UpToDate. November 2013; Accessed 6/24/2015.
  3. Neetu Radhakrishnan, MD. Castleman Disease. Medscape Reference. January 2015; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2219018-overview.


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Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Unicentric Castleman disease. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.
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Other Names for this Disease
  • Localized Castleman disease
  • Unicentric angiofollicular ganglionic hyperplasia
  • Unicentric angiofollicular lymph hyperplasia
Related Diseases
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.