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Isolated Intraspinal Juvenile Xanthogranuloma in an Infant Presenting as Acute Paraplegia.
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PMID:  23254572     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Juvenile xanthogranuloma is a histiocytic proliferative disease that predominantly affects the skin. Extracutaneous involvement is rare. We present the case of a 6-month-old infant with acute paraplegia. Magnetic resonance imaging showed an intraspinal extradural mass at midthoracic level with marked compression of the spinal cord. Complete tumor removal was achieved by emergency surgery and was followed by complete neurologic recovery. Histologic examination led to the diagnosis of a juvenile xanthogranuloma. To the best of our knowledge, an isolated intraspinal juvenile xanthogranuloma in the first 12 months of life has not been described before.
Authors:
David-Alexander Wille; Oliver Bozinov; Ianina Scheer; Michael A Grotzer; Eugen Boltshauser
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuropediatrics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1439-1899     ISO Abbreviation:  Neuropediatrics     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8101187     Medline TA:  Neuropediatrics     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York.
Affiliation:
Department of Neuropediatrics, University Children's Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.
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