Langerhans cell histiocytosis of the sternum

  • HIROYUKI TSUCHIE
  • KYOJI OKADA
  • HIROYUKI NAGASAWA
  • MICHIHIRO YANO
  • HIROSHI NANJYO
  • YOICHI SHIMADA
Keywords: Bone, Langerhans cell histiocytosis, radiograph, sternum

Abstract

We report a rare case of Langerhans cell histiocytosis involving the sternum. The patient was a 12-year-old girl presenting with anterior chest pain and swelling. Radiographs and computed tomography showed an osteolytic lesion in the sternum. Technetium bone scintigraphy revealed increased uptakes in the sternum, the greater trochanter of the right femur, and the right distal tibia. Incisional biopsy for the sternum lesion was performed, and the histopathologic diagnosis was Langerhans cell histiocytosis. She was treated with chemotherapy and the symptoms disappeared.

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Published
2009-07-12
How to Cite
TSUCHIEH., OKADAK., NAGASAWAH., YANOM., NANJYOH., & SHIMADAY. (2009). Langerhans cell histiocytosis of the sternum. Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences, 114(2), 121-125. https://doi.org/10.1080/03009730802642360

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