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November 18, 1961

Eosinophilic Granuloma of Bone

Author Affiliations

Philadelphia; New York City

From the Bone Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Disease, and the Hospital for Special Surgery.

JAMA. 1961;178(7):706-710. doi:10.1001/jama.1961.03040460014003

Fifty histologically proved cases of eosinophilic granuloma of bone were studied. Male patients outnumbered females, 31 to 19. Ages ranged from 8 months to 53 years (average, 14 years). Only 9 patients thought that the onset was caused by trauma. Pathologic fractures occurred in 7. Eosinophilia was noted in only 5 cases. Treatment was by surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy. Symptoms usually subsided within 2 weeks after treatment, and the average healing period for solitary lesions was 16 months.