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Langerhans' cell histiocytosis: possible association with malignant germ cell tumour.
  1. W K Ng,
  2. K Y Lam,
  3. I O Ng
  1. Department of Pathology, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Compound, Hong Kong.


    A rare case of adult onset Langerhans' cell histiocytosis associated with dysgerminoma in a 35 year old Chinese woman is reported. The patient had a history of dysgerminoma of left ovary 15 years previously and had undergone surgery followed by radiotherapy and an uneventful recovery. She presented again in March 1994, this time with a left clavicular mass, which was shown histologically to be Langerhans' cell histiocytosis. The report illustrates the probable association between the two lesions, with some discussion on the underlying pathogenesis.

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