Abstract:Langerhans cell histiocytosis, also known as histiocytosis X, is a rare proliferative disorder of histiocytes. Spinal involvement in the course of Langerhans cell histiocytosis in adult is rare, and epidural location is exceptional. We present a rare case of epidural involvement by Langerhans cell histiocytosis in a 71-year-old man to highlight the importance of considering Langerhans cell histiocytosis in the differential diagnosis of epidural spinal cord compression.
scite is a Brooklyn-based startup that helps researchers better discover and understand research articles through Smart Citations–citations that display the context of the citation and describe whether the article provides supporting or contrasting evidence. scite is used by students researchers from around the world and is funded in part by the National Science Foundation and the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health.