Eosinophilic granuloma causing pathological fracture of the clavicle: A pediatric case report

Alper ÇIRAKLI, Birol GÜLMAN, Sevgi ÇIRAKLI, Ali VARLI, Serdar ULUSOY
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Abstract


Langerhans cell histiocytosis is a disease which has different localization and systemic types. Eosinophilic granuloma is a benign form with isolated bone involvement. Patients are generally aged below 10 years (range 5-20 years) and major complaint is progressive pain. Rarely, patients may present with a pathological fracture. The area of involvement is generally long flat bones. The prognosis is good and it may recover spontaneously. Treatment and monitoring of the patient remains controversial. The treatment choices are radiotherapy, chemotherapy and steroid injection with curettage and grafting. The case presented here is about a pediatric patient with a rarely seen pathological fracture of the clavicle and was treated with curettage and grafting.

Keywords


Child; clavicle; eosinophilic granuloma; pathological fracture

Full Text:

257-259


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5835/jecm.omu.30.03.011

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