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Diffuse Subcutaneous and Muscular Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis on FDG PET/CT

Shao, Dan, MD; Wang, Shuxia, MD, PhD

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002509
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Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a rare cancer that represents a set of pathological outcomes due to the abnormal proliferation of Langerhans cells, which is more commonly seen in pediatric patients. FDG PET/CT findings of an adult LCH patient with extensive infiltration in the subcutaneous tissue and muscles was described in this case.

From the Department of PET Center, Guangdong Provincial People’s Hospital, Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou, China.

Received for publication January 13, 2019; revision accepted January 15, 2019.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: This work was supported by grants from the Guangdong Medical Research Foundation (CN) (A2017211, A2017214) and Guangdong Science and Technology Department (CN) (2017ZC0250). None declared to all authors.

Correspondence to: Shu-Xia Wang, MD, PhD, Department of PET Center, Guangdong Provincial People’s Hospital, Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences, Room 512, 5/F, Weilun Building, 106 Zhongshan Er Road, Guangzhou 510080, Guangdong, PR China. E-mail: wang_shuxia@163.com.

Online date: May 4, 2019

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