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J Korean Neurosurg Soc. 2011 Sep;50(3):271-3. doi: 10.3340/jkns.2011.50.3.271. Epub 2011 Sep 30.

Rapid-growing juvenile xanthogranuloma on the scalp in 18-month-old girl.

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  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, Clinical Research Institute, Chonbuk National University Medical School Hospital, Jeonju, Korea.


Juvenile xanthogranuloma (JXG) is an uncommon histiocytic cutaneous lesion. An 18-month-old girl visited our clinic due to rapid growing orange-yellowish lesion on scalp. Enlarging time from 1 mm to 12 mm was just 8 weeks. We excised the tumor and adjacent normal tissue. Histopathological study showed numerous eosinophils and Touton giant cells within the lesion. Immunohistochemical study revealed positive immunoreactivity for CD68 in most areas. No recurrence was seen during 12 months after resection. We report a case with rapidly growing JXG on scalp with peculiar histopathologic findings.


Juvenile xanthogranuloma; Scalp

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