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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 40-43

Rosai Dorfman Disease of a ten month Saudi Infant: A case report


1 Associate Professor and Consultant ENT/Head & Neck Surgeon, Department of Ear, Nose, Throat and Head & Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, King Khalid University, Abha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2 Associate Professor of Pathology, Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, King Khalid University, Abha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
FKSU, FACS, FISQua Ali S Al-Qahtani
Vice Dean for Academic Development and Quality, College of Medicine, King Khalid University, P.O. Box 3877, Abha 61481
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Rosai-Dorfman Disease is a rare disorder. We report a case of ten-month Saudi male infant who presented with persistent painless left neck mass for the previous three months, accompanied by fever, odynophagia, night sweats and weight loss. Physical examination showed enlarged left upper cervical lymph node measuring up to five to seven cm and filling up the gap anterior to sternocleidomastoid muscle and angle of mandible. It was cystic, fluctuant, semi-mobile, non tender. Computed tomography (CT) neck with IV contrast were performed, which revealed non enhancing hypodense lymph node at upper cervical region. Lymph node was surgically removed. Histopathology confirmed Rosia-Dorfman Disease. The patient made good recovery and was discharged on oral prednisolone 10mg daily for one month. A one -year follow-up did not reveal any recurrences.


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