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1/345. Vertebra plana of the lumbar spine caused by an aneurysmal bone cyst: a case report.

    The patient was a 15-year-old girl who had a lesion of the fourth lumbar vertebra. Plain radiographs suggested vertebra plana, with complete collapse of the body of the fourth lumbar vertebra and no involvement of the intervertebral disk spaces. The presumptive diagnosis was eosinophilic granuloma. Progressive neurologic symptoms required surgical excision of the lesion, decompression, and fusion. Histopathologic examination of the operative specimen confirmed the diagnosis of an aneurysmal bone cyst. ( info)

2/345. Pulmonary eosinophilic gramuloma in a child.

    The occurrence of pulmonary eosinophilic granuloma in a 3-year-old child is described. She presented with a pneumothorax and typical radiological changes and the diagnosis was confirmed by lung biopsy. There was no objective evidence of improvement after radiotherapy when lung function was assessed by gamma scans. She died suddenly while abroad. ( info)

3/345. adult onset of multifocal eosinophilic granuloma of bone: a long-term follow-up with evaluation of various treatment options and spontaneous healing.

    We report a case of multifocal-monosystemic Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH), formerly usually referred to as eosinophilic granuloma (EG) of bone. The condition developed in a 36-year-old man. A notable infrequent thoracic spine location and two successive distinct costal lesions were observed. Both the first costal site and the vertebral location healed spontaneously; the second costal lesion underwent biopsy resection. The patient's disease course with an 8-year follow-up is discussed with reference to various treatment options, emphasising in selected cases a watchful conservative approach, in view of the widely documented potential for spontaneous healing. ( info)

4/345. A case of cerebrospinal fluid eosinophilia associated with shunt malfunction.

    A 3-month-old female patient presented with a meningomyelocele at the lumber region associated with congenital hydrocephalus. She underwent ventriculoperitoneal (V-P) shunt surgery using the Sophy system. The shunt system was replaced due to a malformation. Following replacement, the patient presented with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) eosinophilia at the age of 8 months. The eosinophilic granulocytosis of the CSF improved dramatically following systemic prednisolone administration. CSF eosinophilia without accompanying inflammation or pyrexia in the present case may have resulted from an allergic response to a foreign material such as the silicone tube pressure valve of the Sophy system or the sutures rather than bacterial or fungal infection. Based on our results, we believe that some patients may experience CSF eosinophilia following postoperative V-P shunt due to an allergic reaction to the shunt equipment. Prompt steroid treatment can produce spontaneous regression in such cases. ( info)

5/345. eosinophilic granuloma: a case report with pathologic fracture.

    Approximately 10% to 20% of all cases of eosinophilic granuloma occur in the jaws. A palpable mass with or without pain is the most frequent presenting clinical feature. Less common clinical signs include gingivitis, loose teeth, and oral ulceration with poor healing. We report a case of monostotic mandibular eosinophilic granuloma in a 38-year-old woman that initially manifested mandibular body fracture, an unusual and poorly documented clinical sign for this disease. The clinical and radiographic features, differential diagnosis, and treatment plan of the case are presented. ( info)

6/345. A case of cutaneous extramedullary hematopoiesis in myelofibrosis with a preponderance of eosinophilic precursor cells.

    A 48-year-old Korean man with myelofibrosis had erythematous papules and nodules on his scalp, anterior chest, back, lower abdomen, and both thighs. skin biopsy showed cellular infiltration on the perivascular dermis and subcutaneous fat. Infiltrates were composed mainly of myeloid cells, especially of eosinophilic precursor cells. Erythroid and a few megakaryocytic precursors were also found. We diagnosed cutaneous extramedullary hematopoiesis with an interesting preponderance of eosinophilic precursor cells. ( info)

7/345. A case of bilateral eosinophilic granuloma in the temporal bone.

    We present a case of bilateral eosinophilic granuloma in the temporal bone in a 47-year-old woman, who visited our hospital with a headache and a feeling of occlusion in her left ear. Her left tympanic membrane was slightly turbid and pure tone audiometry revealed mild left sensorineural deafness. CT disclosed a shadow of soft tissue in the left mastoid antrum and mastoid cells, which was indicative of marked destruction of the bone. Because MRI findings led us to suspect otitis media cholesteatoma, a mastoidectomy was performed. The mastoid antrum and mastoid cells were filled with easily bleeding granulation, and there was a wide range of bone deficit in the posterior cranial fossa. Histopathologically, the granulation tissue was an eosinophilic granuloma. Her postoperative clinical progress was good and she was discharged. However 2 months after discharge, she had a feeling of occlusion in the right ear and CT revealed a shadow in the right mastoid antrum and cells. Therefore, right tympanoplasty was performed and the same findings as in the left ear were obtained. A histopathological diagnosis of eosinophilic granuloma was made again. To date, there has been no recurrence. ( info)

8/345. Cervical spine cord compression by eosinophilic granuloma. Case report.

    eosinophilic granuloma is a term reserved for the most often and benign form of disorder known as langerhans cells histiocytosis. It is a disease of children and adolescents that very rarely affects adults, representing the localized form of a pathological proliferation of histiocytes in bones, like skull and long bones. Vertebral involvement is uncommon, approximately 8% of the cases, being the cervical localization the least affected. Moreover, the involvement of the spinal cord and roots remains a rare occurrence. Only five cases characterized by signs of cervical spinal cord compression have been reported. We report the sixth case in a 42-year-old-man who evolved with resolution of symptoms, and has remained asymptomatic after treatment. The clinical, radiological and histological features and, also, the value, in selected cases, of surgical treatment followed by low-dose radiation therapy is discussed. A review of the pertinent literature is also presented. ( info)

9/345. Solitary eosinophilic granuloma of the temporal lobe: case report and review of the literature.

    A solitary eosinophilic granuloma of the central nervous system is an unusual manifestation of histiocytosis X. A unique case of a solitary eosinophilic granuloma of the right temporal lobe without osseous involvement is described. A 20-year-old man presented with a grand mal seizure. magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated an intraaxial enhancing mass in the right temporal lobe with marked vasogenic edema. A right temporal craniotomy was performed for resection of the lesion and the diagnosis of an eosinophilic granuloma was confirmed by histopathology. Follow-up MR imaging obtained 5 years following resection demonstrated no recurrence. Solitary eosinophilic granuloma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of enhancing mass lesions affecting the central nervous system. Although the natural history of solitary eosinophilic granulomas remains poorly defined, surgical treatment still remains the mainstay of therapy for these unifocal cerebral lesions. ( info)

10/345. Imaging of calvarial eosinophil granuloma.

    We reviewed the imaging of four pathologically proven calvarial eosinophil granulomas. The diameter of the lesions ranged from 13 to 40 mm; three were biconvex, but the other had a collar-stud appearance. Two lesions were in the frontal and two in the parietal bone. On bone-window CT, a bevelled edge was seen in three cases and button sequestration in one, but no sclerotic rim was shown. Although one lesion had a low-density area, the lesions were slightly denser than grey matter. They were isointense with grey or white matter on T1-weighted MRI and gave heterogeneous high signal on proton-density and T2-weighted images. All enhanced markedly, with a less strongly enhancing portion within them. A tail of dural enhancement and reactive change in the overlying galea or temporal muscle were seen in all cases. ( info)
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