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Erdheim-Chester disease with bilateral Achilles tendon involvement

Jonathan Nadjiri, Klaus Woertler, Katja Specht, Norbert Harrasser & Andreas Toepfer

abstract Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD) is a rare non-Langerhans cell histiocytosis with a broad spectrum of organ manifestations, presenting with characteristic radiological and histological findings. Soft tissue manifestations (xanthogranulomas) have been reported to be most commonly found in the region of the orbits. We report bilateral Achilles tendon xanthogramlomas in a 36-year-old male with biopsy-proven and B-RAF V600E-positive ECD. Although rare, ECD should be considered in the differential diagnosis of intratendinous masses.
citation Nadjiri J, Woertler K, Specht K, Harrasser N, Toepfer A. Erdheim-Chester disease with bilateral Achilles tendon involvement. Skeletal Radiol 2016; 45:1437-42.
type journal paper/review (English)
date of publishing 10-08-2016
journal title Skeletal Radiol (45/10)
ISSN electronic 1432-2161
pages 1437-42
PubMed 27506209
DOI 10.1007/s00256-016-2447-y