Langerhans cell histiocytosis

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


Painful soft tissue swelling on scalp.

Patient Data

Age: 2 years
Gender: Male

 Well defined punched out osteolytic lesions with scalloped edges.

Case Discussion

Features on x-ray are consistent with Langerhans cell histiocytosis

The skeletal system is the commonest site of involvement of Langerhans cell histiocytosis, and in 60-80% of cases is the only organ system involved.

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Case information

rID: 61238
Published: 24th Jun 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Tabesh medical imaging center

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