Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a rare disorder characterised by increased production of Langerhans-type histiocytes. It is more common in the pediatric age group with a predilection for osseous involvement, though any organ may be involved. A 10-year male child was brought to the neurosurgical clinic with a slow growing painful tender mass on the head. Initial attempt to biopsy the lesion failed due to excessive bleeding. It was later imaged and removed with a frontal craniotomy. Histopathological evaluation along with immunohistochemistry revealed the true nature of the lesion. Follow-up revealed complete excision of the lesion and no recurrence at one-year after surgery.
Publication ( Name of Journal)
Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP
Bukhari, S. S.,
(2021). Solitary langerhans cell histiocytosis of skull: Case report with one-year follow-up. Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP, 31(8), 989-991.
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