Title: Lacrimal gland and perioptic nerve lesions due to Langerhans cell histiocytosis (2007: 9b)
Authors: Herman, M ×
Demaerel, Philippe
Wilms, Guy
Van Gool, Stefaan
Casteels, Ingele #
Issue Date: Dec-2007
Publisher: Springer International
Series Title: European Radiology vol:17 issue:12 pages:3255-3257
Abstract: We report a patient presenting with bilateral lacrimal gland involvement and perioptic nerve sheath lesions due to Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) invasion. LCH is a rare multisystemic disease characterized by a clonal proliferation of Langerhans cells. All organs may be involved with a clinical spectrum ranging from a solitary bone lesion to a severe life-threatening multisystem disease. Osteolytic orbital bone lesions with extension into the adjacent orbital soft tissues have been described. To our knowledge, lacrimal gland involvement has probably been described only once before. Perioptic nerve lesions are also very rare, having been described only three times before.
ISSN: 0938-7994
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Pediatric Hematology & Oncology Section (-)
Research Group Ophthalmology
Laboratory of Pediatric Immunology
Translational MRI (+)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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