Juvenile xanthogranuloma (JXG) is a specialized form of non-Langerhans cell histiocyte proliferation that occurs in children. The majority of cases present as a solitary cutaneous lesion with a predilection for the head and neck region; however, isolated lesions occasionally have been identified in the central nervous system. The cutaneous forms of JXG usually follow a benign course. Other physicians have reported surgery as the first line of treatment in symptomatic patients with accessible lesions. Adjuvant therapies may be indicated for multicentric or surgically inaccessible lesions. The authors describe an unusual case of isolated intraparenchymal JXG in an asymptomatic child with no cutaneous manifestations and provide a review of the literature.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of neurosurgery|
|Issue number||SUPPL. 3|
|State||Published - Apr 1 2005|
- Juvenile xanthogranuloma
- Pediatric neurosurgery