Exploring the current status and trends of research on Langerhans Cell Sarcoma: A bibliometric analysis
Yara A Alnashwan 1 * , Muhammad Ajmal Khan 2 , Haider Kashif 3 , Shamim Shaikh Mohiuddin 1 , Nadeem Siddique 4 , Ahmed M AlEssa 1 , Abdulaziz Abdullah Alotaibi 1 , Fatma A Al-Jindan 1 , Khwaja Moizuddin 1 , Abu Waris 2 , Ritesh G Menezes 1
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1 College of Medicine, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, SAUDI ARABIA2 Deanship of Library Affairs, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, SAUDI ARABIA3 Department of Medicine, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, PAKISTAN4 Gad and Birgit Rausing Library, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore, PAKISTAN* Corresponding Author


Langerhans cell sarcoma (LCS) is a highly malignant neoplasm exhibiting aggressive clinical behavior. In this study, we aimed to explore the current status and trends of research on LCS by doing a bibliometric analysis. Data on LCS were retrieved from the Web of Science database and a bibliometric analysis was conducted to measure the impact of publications, authors, organizations, and countries. Different software packages, including BiblioAnalytics, Bibliomaster, MS Excel, MS Access, VOSviewer, Biblioshiny, Power BI, and an online visualization platform were used for analysis and visualization in the present study. A total of 96 publications were included in the present bibliometric analysis. Authors “Lebbe C”, “Lorillon G”, “Mourah S”, and “Tazi A” received the highest number of citations, and the journal “Histopathology” received the highest number of citations. The outstanding organization was the Mayo Clinic in the USA with the highest number of 5 publications and the highest number of 175 citations. Japan and the USA were the outstanding countries that contributed to the research on LCS. Current literature on LCS is minimal, which stresses the need for more research productivity, especially within areas regarding diagnosis and immunohistochemical staining with CD markers for this pathology.


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Article Type: Review Article

ELECTRON J GEN MED, 2023, Volume 20, Issue 5, Article No: em514


Publication date: 01 Sep 2023

Online publication date: 25 May 2023

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