Calvarial Langerhans cell histiocytosis in an Adult: Typical imaging findings in an atypical age group

Amjad Samara, Jordan Nepute, Hsiang Chih Lu, Richard J. Perrin, Rami W. Eldaya

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Abstract

Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH) is a rare disorder characterized by neoplastic proliferation of Langerhans-type dendritic cells. LCH is most frequently encountered in the pediatric populations, and involvement of the skeletal system is a common manifestation. Herein, we report a case of LCH presented as an isolated skull lesion in a 66-year-old patient. This presentation has never been reported in the literature at this advanced age and suggests that, despite being exceptionally rare, clinicians should consider LCH in the differential diagnosis of skull lesions in the elderly with classical radiological appearance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1478-1482
Number of pages5
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Volume14
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2019

Keywords

  • Elderly patient
  • Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis
  • Skull lesion

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