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Extranodal Rosai-Dorfman Disease: a rare presentation involving anterior chest wall in a middle-aged female

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Rosai-Dorfman Disease is a rare benign disorder involving overproduction of immune cells, causing swollen lymph nodes and, in rare cases, the sternum. The sternal involvement may cause chest pain and masses. Diagnosis is confirmed through clinical examination, biopsy, and imaging. Treatment options may include surgery, radiation, or steroids. In this report an unusual example of extranodal Rosai-Dorfman Disease involving the sternum, bilateral clavicles and first three ribs, and pectoral muscle with no associated lymphadenopathy or systemic symptoms in a 57-year-old female is presented. The etiology, pathology, immunohistochemistry, imaging findings, and treatment options of this unique disease are discussed. Read the full article here.

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