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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 432-435
Emergent presentation of Langerhans cell histiocytosis in a pediatric patient: Acute cerebellar involvement causing obstructive hydrocephalus requiring posterior fossa decompression


Department of Radiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Dhanashree A Rajderkar
Department of Radiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
USA
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DOI: 10.4103/ijri.IJRI_389_16

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Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a disorder of the monocyte-macrophage system that can be unifocal or systemic. Here, we present a pediatric case who initially presented with osseous LCH but again presented 6 years later emergently with cerebellar symptoms, cerebellar mass and obstructive hydrocephalus. Patient underwent biopsy of the cerebellum which was path proven intracranial LCH.


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