Other tumors of bone
Sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy

Topic Completed: 1 June 2005

Revised: 4 January 2019

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Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N Sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy. website. Accessed May 30th, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Also called Rosai-Dorfman disease
  • Rare; unknown cause
  • Skeleton is fifth most common site of extranodal involvement
Radiology images

Skull CT scan

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Fibrosis, polyclonal plasma cells, lymphocytes, histiocytes, lymphocytophagocytosis by histiocytes
Microscopic (histologic) images

Large, foamy histiocytes

Positive stains
  • S100 (histiocytes)
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