Langerhans cell histiocytosis in endoscopic biopsy: Marked pinching artifacts by endoscopy

Songmi Noh, Dong Seok Kim, Jinna Kim, Se Hoon Kim

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Various diseases should be considered when evaluating a suprasellar mass. Diabetes insipidus has been reported as the primary manifestation in a patient with Langerhans cell histiocytosis involving the hypothalamopituitary axis (HPA) and can be helpful for the diagnosis. The use of endoscopic biopsy for suprasellar masses has increased. However, as it is difficult to make a diagnosis with endoscopic biopsy because of the many artifacts, pathologists must be careful. Langerhans cell histiocytosis involving the HPA as solitary lesions is rare. We report the eighth case that provides neurologists, radiologists, and pathologists with various implications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285-289
Number of pages5
JournalBrain Tumor Pathology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jul

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Funding Information:
This study was supported by a National Research Foundation of Korea grant (2010-0021092) funded by the Korean government (MEST) and a grant from the National R&D Program for Cancer Control under the Ministry of Health, Welfare, and Family Affairs (no. 0520300).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cancer Research


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