Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis in the Hypothalmus : A Case Report Tsutomu Kawaguchi 1 , Teruaki Kawano 1 , Kiyoshi Kazekawa 1 , Teruaki Honma 1 , Yoshirou Kaneko 1 , Tohru Koizumi 1 , Akihiro Dousaka 1 , Masao Kishikawa 2 1Department of Neurosurgery, Fukuoka Tokusyukai Hospital 2Tissue and Histopathology Section, Division of Scientific Data Registry, Atomic Bomb Disease Institute, Nagasaki University School of Medicine Keyword: Langerhans cell histiocytosis , Birbeck granule pp.453-457
Published Date 1998/5/1
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1406901286
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A case of Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) in the hypothalamus is presented. A 52-year-old man with eosinophilic granuloma of the lung was refer-red to our hospital. He complained of headache, easy fatigability, high fever, and voiding large quan-tities of urine, but was otherwise asymptomatic. T1 -weighted images demonstrated a small mass in the hypothalamus. After about six months, the mass had grown to 2cm in diameter.

Surgery was performed by a pterional approach and a biopsy specimen was collected.

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