Solitary Langerhans histiocytosis of the orbit: case report and review of the literature

Vol. 58 No. 4, 2017

ROMANIAN JOURNAL of MORPHOLOGY and EMBRYOLOGY

Alina Simona Sovrea, Dana Monica Bartos, Adrian Bartos, Eleonora Dronca, Bianca Aurora Szabo

Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH), previously known as histiocytosis X, is a clinical entity characterized by abnormal proliferation of Langerhans cells, which exert a mass effect. Orbital involvement due to LCH is rare as a unifocal disease, seldom occurring outside the pediatric population. We report a case of a 21-year-old man with solitary LCH of the orbit depicted by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and diagnosed by histopathological examination.

Corresponding author: Eleonora Dronca, MD, PhD; e-mail: eleonora.dronca@umfcluj.ro

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