Metachronous Eosinophilic Granuloma of Rib in an Adult Patient


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Ozkan D., Demiröz Ş. M., Sayan M., Turan M., Kurul İ. C.

CUREUS JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE, vol.13, no.12, 2021 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.7759/cureus.20670
  • Journal Name: CUREUS JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Keywords: surgical treatment, metachronous tumour, chest wall tumour, eosinophilic granuloma, langerhans cell histiocytosis
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Eosinophilic granuloma (EG) is the unifocal osseous form of Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH), which usually affects the skull and long bones. Although it most commonly affects the pediatric age group, it can rarely be seen in adults. Skeletal involvement is common in adult patients, but isolated rib involvement is extremely rare. Differential diagnosis includes other osteolytic lesions such as Ewing's sarcoma, tuberculosis, multiple myeloma, lymphoma, and primary bone malignancy.