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Virtual Pediatric Hospital: Paediapaedia: Histiocytosis X, Skull (Eosinophillic Granuloma) Paediapaedia: Neurological Diseases

Histiocytosis X, Skull (Eosinophillic Granuloma)

Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.
Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed


Clinical Presentation:
Not applicable

Etiology/Pathophysiology:
The skull is the most common site of involvement in the skeleton.

Pathology:
Not applicable

Imaging Findings:
Lesions involve the outer table of the skull to a greater degree than the inner table. Lesions extend across suture lines. Mandibular involvement is characterized by "floating teeth" due to destruction of molar alveolar processes. Basal involvement includes the mastoid parts of the temporal bone and petrous ridges, the sphenoid bone and the orbits.

DDX:

References:
See References Chapter.

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