ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Langerhans cell histiocytosis: A rare cause of pathological rib fracture
Alkım Yolcu1, Cumhur Murat Tulay2, Peyker Temiz3, İsmet Aydoğdu1
1Department of Internal Medicine, Manisa Celal Bayar University, Faculty of Medicine, Manisa, Turkey
2Department of Thoracic Surgery, Manisa Celal Bayar University, Faculty of Medicine, Manisa, Turkey
3Department of Pathology, Manisa Celal Bayar University, Faculty of Medicine, Manisa, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2021.19685
Langerhans cell histiocytosis, formerly known as histiocytosis X, represents clonal proliferations of the antigen-presenting dendritic cells, which are normally found in many organs. It is a rare disease which tends to affect children and adolescents. In particular, adult-onset type is very rare. Herein, we present a female adult diagnosed with Langerhans cell histiocytosis of the rib without any systemic involvement which was successfully treated with surgery.
Keywords : Bone lesion; chest pain; Langerhans cell histiocytosis
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