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December 1977

Radicular Compression in Multifocal Eosinophilic Granuloma: Successful Treatment With Radiotherapy

Author Affiliations

From the Reproductive Research Branch (Dr Eil), National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the Medical Neurology Branch (Dr Adornato), National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke, Bethesda, Md.

Arch Neurol. 1977;34(12):786-787. doi:10.1001/archneur.1977.00500240074016

• A 7-year-old boy with previously diagnosed multifocal eosinophilic granuloma displayed signs and symptoms of a cervical radiculopathy. After myelographic demonstration of extradural compression, corticosteriod and radiation therapy produced rapid and complete resolution of his symptoms. We suggest that more discrete classification of the "xanthomatoses" of the neurologic literature may provide the basis for choosing nonsurgical intervention in selected cases.

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