Pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocystosis

Case contributed by Dr Michael Sargent

Patient Data

Age: 16 years
Gender: Female

Numerous pulmonary nodules particularly in the mid and upper zones. In the apices a few thin walled cysts are also present. The lung volumes are preserved, and no pleural effusions are present.

Numerous centrilobular nodules particularly in the mid and upper zones. In the apices a few thin walled cysts are also present. The lung volumes are preserved, and no pleural effusions are present.

Case Discussion

Subsequent lung biopsy confirmed pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH).

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Case information

rID: 6088
Published: 22nd Apr 2009
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
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