An orbital Langerhan's histiocytosis case of the childhood

Bekar A., Aksoy K., Dogan S., Tolunay S., Sevinir B., Ozmen A.

11th International Congress of Neurological Surgery, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 6 - 11 July 1997, pp.2185-2189 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Amsterdam
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Page Numbers: pp.2185-2189
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


Langerhan's cell histiocytosis (LCH) is characterised by the local and diffuse infiltration of monocytes which originated from the promonocytes of the bone marrow. Central nervous system involvement occurs in Hand-Schuller-Christian disease and Letterer-Siwe syndrome. LCH of the orbita is reported to be rare in childhood. A one-;year old boy who had pure bone involvement is presented here and the diagnostic and therapeutic approaches are discussed in the light of the literature.