Juvenile xanthogranuloma: Diverse presentations of noncutaneous disease

Joseph T. Murphy, Tim Soeken, Steve Megison, Eduardo Perez

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Juvenile xanthogranulomas (JXGs) are benign cutaneous lesions of childhood that often spontaneously involute. They rarely present as a noncutaneous tumors. However, JXG tumors have been described in numerous noncutaneous anatomic sites, presenting with a variety of symptoms. The severity of symptoms and accurate preoperative diagnosis of JXG should determine operative and nonoperative treatment options of these uncommon, benign, and self-limiting tumors. We report 3 cases of symptomatic, noncutaneous JXG from disparate anatomic sites all treated with aggressive surgical resection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)641-645
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Nov 8 2014


  • Childhood
  • Juvenile xanthogranuloma
  • Lung tumor
  • Pancreatic head mass
  • Trigeminal nerve tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Hematology
  • Oncology


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