Role of PET/CT in congenital histiocytosis

Abstract

Congenital Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a rare, but often severe, form of LCH. Although a more benign single-system congenital LCH has been described, most cases present as multisystem disease with poorer prognosis and are often treated with systemic chemotherapy. Imaging plays a central role in diagnosis, initial staging and assessment of treatment response. PET/CT is increasingly utilized for pediatric LCH. We report a unique case with PET/CT used as an imaging tool in staging and evaluating treatment response in congenital multisystem LCH.

DOI: 10.1007/s00247-010-1765-9

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@article{Udayasankar2010RoleOP, title={Role of PET/CT in congenital histiocytosis}, author={Unni Udayasankar and Adina L. Alazraki and Stephen F. Simoneaux}, journal={Pediatric Radiology}, year={2010}, volume={40}, pages={57-61} }