Turkish Neurosurgery 2013 , Vol 23 , Num 4
Orbital Eosinophilic Granuloma in a Child: A Case Report
Gokmen KAHILOGULLARI1, Hakan TUNA1, Isinsu KUZU2, Agahan UNLU1
1Ankara University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Ankara, Turkey
2Ankara University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pathology, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.6026-12.0 Eosinophilic granuloma is a rare disease belonging to the Langerhans’ cell histiocytosis group. It accounts for only 1% of all tumor-like lesions of bone. A 6-year-old girl presented with proptosis, and a mass and pain in her right eye. Cranial computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a mass in her right orbital area. The patient was operated through a right frontotemporal craniotomy and orbitozygomatic osteotomy. The tumour was totally removed. The postoperative course was uneventful. Histopathological examination revealed a diagnosis of eosinophilic granuloma with typical Langerhans cells and eosinophylic leucocyte infiltration. We report an orbital eosinophilic granuloma case, which is rarely seen, and discuss its clinical and pathological features. Keywords : Eosinophilic granuloma, Orbital tumour, Child
Corresponding author : Gokmen Kahılogulları, gokmenkahil@hotmail.com