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Eosinophilic granuloma. A different behaviour in children than in adults.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Plasschaert, F; Craig, C; Bell, R; Cole, WG; Wunder, JS; Alman, BA
Published in: J Bone Joint Surg Br
August 2002

Localised Langerhans-cell histiocytosis of bone (eosinophilic granuloma) is a benign tumour-like condition with a variable clinical course. Different forms of treatment have been reported to give satisfactory results. However, previous series all contain patients with a wide age range. Our aim was to investigate the effect of skeletal maturity on the rate of recurrence of isolated eosinophilic granuloma of bone excluding those arising in the spine. We followed up 32 patients with an isolated eosinophilic granuloma for a mean of five years; 17 were skeletally immature. No recurrences were noted in the skeletally immature group even after biopsy alone. By contrast, four of 13 skeletally mature patients had a recurrence and required further surgery. This suggests that eosinophilic granuloma has a low rate of recurrence in skeletally immature patients.

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Published In

J Bone Joint Surg Br

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ISSN

0301-620X

Publication Date

August 2002

Volume

84

Issue

6

Start / End Page

870 / 872

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Treatment Outcome
  • Secondary Prevention
  • Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Procedures
  • Humans
  • Eosinophilic Granuloma
  • Child, Preschool
  • Child
  • Bone and Bones
  • Age Factors
 

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Plasschaert, F., Craig, C., Bell, R., Cole, W. G., Wunder, J. S., & Alman, B. A. (2002). Eosinophilic granuloma. A different behaviour in children than in adults. J Bone Joint Surg Br, 84(6), 870–872. https://doi.org/10.1302/0301-620x.84b6.12585
Plasschaert, F., C. Craig, R. Bell, W. G. Cole, J. S. Wunder, and B. A. Alman. “Eosinophilic granuloma. A different behaviour in children than in adults.J Bone Joint Surg Br 84, no. 6 (August 2002): 870–72. https://doi.org/10.1302/0301-620x.84b6.12585.
Plasschaert F, Craig C, Bell R, Cole WG, Wunder JS, Alman BA. Eosinophilic granuloma. A different behaviour in children than in adults. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2002 Aug;84(6):870–2.
Plasschaert, F., et al. “Eosinophilic granuloma. A different behaviour in children than in adults.J Bone Joint Surg Br, vol. 84, no. 6, Aug. 2002, pp. 870–72. Pubmed, doi:10.1302/0301-620x.84b6.12585.
Plasschaert F, Craig C, Bell R, Cole WG, Wunder JS, Alman BA. Eosinophilic granuloma. A different behaviour in children than in adults. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2002 Aug;84(6):870–872.

Published In

J Bone Joint Surg Br

DOI

ISSN

0301-620X

Publication Date

August 2002

Volume

84

Issue

6

Start / End Page

870 / 872

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Treatment Outcome
  • Secondary Prevention
  • Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Procedures
  • Humans
  • Eosinophilic Granuloma
  • Child, Preschool
  • Child
  • Bone and Bones
  • Age Factors