Langerhans cell histiocytosis

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones



Patient Data

Age: 4 years
Gender: Female

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


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
Published: 6th Jan 2010
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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