Congenital solid neck mass: A unique presentation of Langerhans cell histiocytosis

Bundhit Tantiwongkosi, Marilyn J. Goske, Mark Steele

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Abstract

Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) presenting in the neonatal period is very rare. In most cases, a self-limited cutaneous disease is the exclusive manifestation. We report an unusual case of neonatal LCH presenting with a large congenital solid neck mass without skin lesions. LCH should be considered in the differential diagnosis of solid masses in neonates and prompt physicians to search for visceral organ involvement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)575-578
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Radiology
Volume38
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Congenital
  • Langerhans cell histiocytosis
  • Neck mass
  • Neonate
  • Neoplasm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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