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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2016, Article ID 2175856, 4 pages
Case Report

Laryngeal Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis Presenting with Neck Mass in an Adult Woman

ENT and Head & Neck Surgery Research Center, Department of Otolaryngoloy, Head and Neck Surgery, Hazrat Rasool Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran 11365-3876, Iran

Received 8 February 2016; Revised 12 March 2016; Accepted 21 March 2016

Academic Editor: Yorihisa Orita

Copyright © 2016 Hesam Jahandideh et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a very rare condition that commonly affects the head and neck region. There are very few cases of isolated laryngeal involvement by LCH, mostly reported in pediatric patients. Here, we report a case of laryngeal LCH in a 62-year-old woman presenting with a neck mass several weeks ago. The clinical and histopathological findings are reported with a brief discussion about the disease.