Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis with Pancreatic Involvement: Imaging Findings Including Diffusion-Weighted Imaging
Jun-Hwee Kim ; Myung-Joon Kim ; Mi-Jung Lee ; Chuhl Joo Lyu
대한자기공명의과학회지, Vol.16(3) : 262~265, 2012
Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) can affect many different organs. However, LCH with pancreatic involvement is very rare with a few reports about imaging findings. We present a case of multisystemic LCH with pancreatic involvement in a five-week-old infant. Pancreas lesion showed hypoechoic on ultrasonography, low density with poor enhancement on CT, and restricted diffusion on diffusion-weighted imaging. Although LCH with pancreatic involvement is rare, LCH should be considered in the differential diagnosis of pancreatic mass in children.