Turkish Neurosurgery 2010 , Vol 20 , Num 3
Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis of the Cervical Spine in an Adult: A Case Report
Salih SAYHAN1, Deniz ALTINEL2, Cenk ERGUDEN3, Ceren KIZMAZOGLU4, Merih GURAY5, Umit ACAR6
1,3,4,6Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Medicine Department of Neurosurgery Izmir, Turkey
2Izmir Tepecik Training Hospital Department of Pathology Izmir, Turkey
5Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology Izmir, Turkey
DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.1625-08.2 We present a case of a 47-year-old-woman with a complaint of cervical pain with paresthetic appearance on her left arm. She was treated with analgetics. Further radiological evaluation because of the persistent pain revealed an osteolytic destruction of the fourth cervical vertebra. The patient underwent anterior cervical corpectomy with total excision of the tumor. Stabilization of the cervical spine was performed. Histology confirmed the diagnosis of Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) of the cervical spine. This case report presents the histopathological evaluation, diagnostic work-up and the treatment procedures because of rarity of cervical spinal LCH cases in the literature. Keywords : Cervical pain, Langerhans cell histiocytosis, Diagnostic, Therapy
Corresponding author : Deniz Altnel, denizaltinel@gmail.com