Langerhans cell histiocytosis in mandible:case report
Journal of the Korean Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (대한소아치과학회지)
Journal of the Korean Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (대한소아치과학회지), Vol.28(1) : 8~11, 2001
Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH) is characterized by proliferation of Langerhans cells. The clinical manifestation varies from solitary bone lesion to multi-system, life threatening disorder. The younger the patient is and the more system is involved, the worse the prognosis is. The jaw is involved $10\sim20$ percent of all LCH and it is involved usually in early stage of LCH. In this case the patient is three years old girl who suffered from pain of whole mandibular body and histological examination confirmed the diagnosis LCH. She is referred to pediatrics and managed with combined chemotherapy. Due to the possibility of recurrence, we follow up the girl and she need orthodontic and prosthodontic treatment in the future because of the loss of lower left 2nd premolar. We report this case because early recognized LCH in dental hospital result in good prognosis.