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Volume 27, Issue 3, September 2016

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Mediterr J Rheumatol 2016; 27(3): 42-44
Diagnosis of Langerhans cell histiocytosis in a patient with vertebral lytic lesion and low back pain
Authors Information
1: Kars Public Hospital Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Kars, Turkey
2: Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sıhhiye, Ankara, Turkey
Abstract

The identification of lytic vertebral lesions on magnetic resonance imaging usually points to tumor metastasis in adults. We present a 47-year-old female complaining of back pain who had palpable breast mass and a vertebral lytic lesion on magnetic resonance imaging. Detailed investigation yielded the diagnosis of Langerhans cell histiocytosis rather than tumor metastasis.