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Keimyung Medical Journal 2004;23(2):111-116.
A Case of Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis with Spinal Cord Compression in Child Treated by Radiation
소아의 척수 압박을 동반한 Langerhans세포 증식구증의 방사선치료 1례
김진희; 김옥배; 김흥식; 강유나; 이성문
Abstract
A eight year old boy with Langerhans' cell histiocytosis of lumbar vertebra that produced sign of spinal cord compression had received low dose local radiation therapy to osteolytic lumbar vertebra and epidural soft tissue mass. Symptom palliation occurred immediately after radiation therapy. Two months later lumbar MRI revealed complete regression of osteolytic lesion and epidural soft tissue mass. After fifteen months simple lumbar radiologic image revealed partial recomstitution of vertebral height. Radiation therapy was very effective in Langerhans cell histiocytosis of vertebra with spinal cord compression.
Key Words: Child, Langerhans cell histiocytosis, Radiation, Spinal cord compression
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