Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2008; 56(2): 117-118
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-965575
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Case of Solitary Eosinophilic Granuloma of the Sternum

A. S. Bayram1 , M. Köprücüoglu1 , G. Filiz2 , C. Gebitekin1
  • 1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Medical Faculty of Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey
  • 2Department of Pathology, Medical Faculty of Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey
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Publication History

Received March 12, 2007

Publication Date:
18 February 2008 (online)


Eosinophilic granuloma is a rare and benign disease of unknown etiology, also called histiocytosis X or histiocytosis of Langerhans cells [[4]]. Eosinophilic granuloma presents as a solitary bone lesion mainly affecting young patients. The most common locations in pediatric and adult patients are the skull, ribs and pelvis [[5]].


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