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Medical Term:

benign giant lymph node hyperplasia


solitary masses of lymphoid tissue containing concentric perivascular aggregates of lymphocytes, occurring usually in the mediastinum or hilar region of young adults; similar changes have been reported outside the mediastinum and, if associated with interfollicular sheets of plasma cells, may progress to lymphoma or plasmacytoma.

Synonym(s): angiofollicular mediastinal lymph node hyperplasia, Castleman disease

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