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Hand-Schüller-Christian disease - Skull - Photomicrograph
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Hand-Schüller-Christian disease - Skull - Photomicrograph
  • Case ID: 445
  • Diagnosis: Hand-Schüller-Christian disease
  • Category: Histiocytoses
  • Category Type: Hand-Schüller-Christian disease
  • Category Sub Type: Benign
  • Location: Skull
  • Age: 5
  • Sex: M
  • Treatment: Chemotherapy
  • Image ID: 2847
  • Image Type: Photomicrograph
  • Images relating to this case: 2843 , 2844 , 2845 , 2846 , 2847.

Low power photomicrograph shows extensive deposits of cholesterol, as demonstrated by the cholesterol clefts in an inflammatory granulation tissue with dense fibrosis -- part of the involutional phase. This patient was treated with a mild form of chemotherapy, including steroids, and the disease resolved spontaneously without serious complications.


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