Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 21, Issue 8, pp 550–551 | Cite as

Anterior mediastinal masses with calcifications on CT in children with histiocytosis-X (Langerhans cell histiocytosis)

Report of two cases
  • K. Odagiri
  • K. Nishihira
  • S. Hatekeyama
  • K. Kobayashi


We report two cases of histiocytosis-X (Langerhans cell histiocytosis) in infants with an anterior mediastinal mass containing punctate calcifications on CT.


Public Health Histiocytosis Mediastinal Mass Anterior Mediastinal Mass Punctate Calcification 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Odagiri
    • 1
  • K. Nishihira
    • 2
  • S. Hatekeyama
    • 3
  • K. Kobayashi
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyKanagawa Cancer CenterYokohama CityJapan
  2. 2.Department of OncologyKanagawa Children's Medical CenterJapan
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyJapan
  4. 4.Pediatrics Gunma Children's HospitalJapan

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