Nine patients with Langerhans cell histiocytosis and bone lesions adjacent to the shoulder or hip first diagnosed in childhood were followed for an average of 14.7 years (range, 7-22 years), and their clinical and radiographic histories were reviewed. In none of the patients did the lesion invade the joint cartilage or space or caused intraarticular fracture. All the lesions healed with or without treatment. At last follow-up, all patients had normal range of motion and normal joint development. We recommend only symptomatic management for such lesions.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Children's Hospital Quarterly|
|State||Published - 1998|
- Bone lesion