Erdheim-chester disease

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Erdheim-Chester disease, or lipid granulomatosis, is a rare disorder characterized by the proliferation of histiocytes in bone and in extraosseous locations. It is thought perhaps to be a lipid storage disease, in which foamy lipid-laden histiocytes accumulate in the bone marrow. Extravasated lipid results in cholesterol granulomas and a fi broinfl ammatory reaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTumors and Tumor-Like Lesions of Bone: For Surgical Pathologists, Orthopedic Surgeons and Radiologists
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781447165781, 9781447165774
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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