Pulmonary Langerhans' cell histiocytosis presenting with an endobronchial lesion

Masaru Suzuki, Tomoko Betsuyaku, Masayuki Suga, Akihiro Ishizu, Masaharu Nishimura, Mitsuru Oguri

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A 19-year-old man visited our hospital complaining of cough, sputum and low-grade fever. Chest radiograph and computed tomography findings suggested that he was suffering from pulmonary Langerhans' cell histiocytosis (PLCH). Bronchoscopy revealed a whitish elevated lesion at the bifurcation of the right upper lobe bronchus, and a specimen of this lesion showed the same pathological findings as pulmonary parenchymal lesions. Although there have been only a few reports of endobronchial LCH without pulmonary parenchymal lesions, this is, to our knowledge, the first case of PLCH with an endobronchial lesion, which was confirmed by bronchoscopy, and disappeared several months later.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-230
Number of pages4
JournalInternal Medicine
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Mar


  • Bronchoscopy
  • Endobronchial lesion
  • Pulmonary Langerhans' cell histiocytosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine


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