Diagnosis of Langerhans cell histiocytosis in a patient with vertebral lytic lesion and low back pain

Secilay Gunes, Haydar Gök, Sehim Kutlay
2016 Mediterranean Journal of Rheumatology  
The identification of lytic vertebral lesions on magnetic resonance imaging usually points to tumor metastasis in adults. We present a 47-year-old female complaining of back pain who had palpable breast mass and a vertebral lytic lesion on magnetic resonance imaging. Detailed investigation yielded the diagnosis of Langerhans cell histiocytosis rather than tumor metastasis.
doi:10.31138/mjr.27.3.108 fatcat:zbwcbefkz5bjhd4fovxlzc4oa4