Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Thymectomy Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis

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Author: Joseph Fusco
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Specialties: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Endoscopy, Pediatric Surgery
Schools: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
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Contributors: Gary Nace, Juan Calisto and Marcus Malek

Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH) is an exceedingly rare proliferative disorder in which pathologic histiocytic cells accumulate in nearly every organ. Our patient, a five-month-old, six kilogram female with mild pulmonary valve stenosis, had both thymic and lung tissue involvement. To date there has never been a report of a thymic LCH with lung metastases in an infant. She underwent a video assisted thoracoscopic thymectomy.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17797/2qbbejhisy

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