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Minerva Medicolegale 2018 June;138(1-2):18-21

DOI: 10.23736/S0026-4849.18.01775-3

Copyright © 2018 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

A rare case with a radiological malpractice claim: Castleman’s disease

Cem TERECE , Sibel ÇAĞLAR ATACAN, Kağan GÜRPINAR

Second Specialized Board of the Forensic Medicine Institute, Istanbul, Turkey



Castleman’s disease is a rare and often benign lymphoproliferative disorder mostly involving mediastinum. Castleman’s disease, which is usually asymptomatic, can be detected during routine screening. One of the biggest mistakes made while evaluating radiological X-rays is to routinize and to be unable to see the pathologies. We presented a 30-year-old male patient along with an expert report given by our institution. The patient was reported to have Castleman’s disease. The disease was not seen on the chest X-rays taken at the time the patient was examined for a job application and was diagnosed as malpractice due to late diagnosis.


KEY WORDS: Castleman disease - Radiology - Malpractice - Thorax

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