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ea0025p353 | Thyroid | SFEBES2011

Langerhans cell histiocytosis of the thyroid gland -does it needs prophylactic thyroidectomy?

Suresh Damodharan , Conway Gerard , Larosa Clementina

Langerhans cell histiocytosis (histiocytosis X) is a rare, proliferative monoclonal histiocytic disease of unknown cause that can involve many systems. Intermediate forms of the disease are characterized by a chronic course of a multi-organ involvement, including skin, bone lesions, interstitial lung disease, diabetes insipidus and rarely can involve primarily the thyroid gland.A 23-year-old gentleman presented with weight gain, lethargy and headaches. I...