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Xanthogranuloma is a benign lesion of non-Langerhans cell histiocytes. The lesion was first described in children and named juvenile xanthogranuloma by Helwig and Hackney1 in 1954. An adult form was described in 1976 and noted to be histologically indistinguishable from the childhood form.2
Pathology Quiz Case 1: Diagnosis. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;132(2):222. doi:10.1001/archotol.132.2.222
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