Clinical, pathological and radiological evaluation of disseminated Langerhans' cell histiocytosis in a 30-month-old boy


BALTACIOĞLU E. , SENEL F. C. , OZEN B., OFLUOĞLU A. D. , ERSÖZ Ş. , KEBUDİ R., ...More

DENTOMAXILLOFACIAL RADIOLOGY, vol.36, no.8, pp.526-529, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1259/dmfr/71449570
  • Title of Journal : DENTOMAXILLOFACIAL RADIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.526-529

Abstract

Langerhans' cell histiocytosis is a rare disease characterized histologically by the proliferation of Langerhans' cells. Oral involvement is frequent and the disease simulates severe localized periodontitis. In this report, we present a case of disseminated Langerhans' cell histiocytosis in a 30-month-old boy who had a mass covering the entire maxillopalatine region and suffered severe periodontal destruction in the posterior maxilla and mandible. We discuss the radiological, histopathological and immunohistochemical findings.