Juvenile xanthogranuloma: Diverse presentations of noncutaneous disease

Joseph T. Murphy, Tim Soeken, Steve Megison, Eduardo Perez

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Juvenile xanthogranulomas (JXGs) are benign cutaneous lesions of childhood that often spontaneously involute. They rarely present as a noncutaneous tumors. However, JXG tumors have been described in numerous noncutaneous anatomic sites, presenting with a variety of symptoms. The severity of symptoms and accurate preoperative diagnosis of JXG should determine operative and nonoperative treatment options of these uncommon, benign, and self-limiting tumors. We report 3 cases of symptomatic, noncutaneous JXG from disparate anatomic sites all treated with aggressive surgical resection.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
StateAccepted/In press - Sep 21 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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