Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis of the Atlas in the Pediatric Spine: Total Reconstitution of the Bone Lesion After Nonoperative Treatment

Puigdevall, Miguel; Bosio, Santiago; Hokama, Jorge; Maenza, Ruben
September 2008
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Sep2008, Vol. 90-A Issue 9, p1994
Academic Journal
The article presents an overview of Langerhans cell histiocytosis, which is a non-neoplastic disease of unknown etiology that is characterized by a clonal proliferation of Langerhans histiocytes. The case of a ten year old boy who presented to doctors with symptoms of neck pain associated with slight restriction of head rotation and who was diagnosed with and treated for Langerhans cell histiocytosis of the atlas in his spine, is presented.


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