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Langerhan's cell histiocytosis in the sphenoid sinus: a case of diabetes insipidus

  • S. S. M. Hussain (a1), R. D. Simpson (a2), D. McCormick (a3) and C. I. Johnstone (a4)

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We present a case of diabetes insipidus in a young man caused by Langerhan's cell histiocytosis of the sphenoid sinus with involvement of the pituitary gland. Diagnosis and management of this rare condition is discussed, along with a brief view of the literature.

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Mr S. S. M. Hussain, Department of Otolaryngology, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth PO6 3LY

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Langerhan's cell histiocytosis in the sphenoid sinus: a case of diabetes insipidus

  • S. S. M. Hussain (a1), R. D. Simpson (a2), D. McCormick (a3) and C. I. Johnstone (a4)

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