Langerhans cell histiocytosis

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

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Patient Data

Age: 4 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

Ill-defined lucency within the femoral shaft with surrounding layering periosteal reaction. 

MRI

Findings pending. 

Case Discussion

Diagnosis was between Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) and Ewing sarcoma. Ewing sarcoma would be unusual in a child under 5 and biopsy confirmed LCH as the diagnosis.

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Case information

rID: 8062
Case created: 6th Jan 2010
Last edited: 22nd Jun 2017
Tags: crop, findings
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