Context. - Pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis is the most common and best known pulmonary histocytic lesion; however, the realm of pulmonary histiocytic lesions also includes an assortment of uncommon diseases that may exhibit pulmonary involvement. Objective. - To review pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis and other pulmonary histiocytoses to better ensure correct diagnosis and optimal assessment of prognosis and treatment. Data Sources. - Literature review and primary material from the author's institution. Conclusions. - This review discusses the most common pulmonary histocytosis, pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis, and also reviews the uncommon pulmonary histiocytic lesions, which are distinct from pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine|
|State||Published - Jul 1 2008|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine
- Medical Laboratory Technology