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Extranodal Rosai-Dorfman disease involving the right atrium in a 60-year-old male

Yalan Bi1, Zhen Huo1, Yunxiao Meng1, Huanwen Wu1, Jingbo Yan2, Yuan Zhou3, Xingrong Liu4, Lan Song5 and Zhaohui Lu1*

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Pathology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China

2 Department of Pathology, Xingtai People’s Hospital of Hebei Province, Hebei Province, China

3 Department of Cardiac Surgery, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China

4 Department of Cardiac Surgery, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China

5 Department of Radiology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China

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Diagnostic Pathology 2014, 9:115  doi:10.1186/1746-1596-9-115

Published: 9 June 2014

Abstract

Rosai-Dorfman disease (RDD) involving the cardiovascular system is extremely rare; to our knowledge, there are only 9 cases in the literature. Here, a case of a 60-year-old male with RDD involving the right atrium is presented. A comprehensive literature review was undertaken to summarize the clinical and pathologic features of this disorder.

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Keywords:
Rosai-Dorfman disease; Right atrium; Differential diagnosis