Granulomatous Disease of the Lung

Granulomas are among the most commonly encountered abnormalities in pulmonary pathology

  • Cause
    • Most mycobacterial or fungal infection.
    • Major noninfectious c
      • sarcoidosis,
      • Wegener granulomatosis,
      • hypersensitivity pneumonitis,
      • hot tub lung,
      • aspiration pneumonia, and
      • talc granulomatosis.
  • Calcified Granuloma

      • Classical Calcified Granuloma
        Ashley Davidoff
        TheCommonVein.net
      • Central Calcification
      • 40 year old female with a history of sarcoidosis
        CT scan shows a 6mm nodule with central calcification in the ligula and ground glass nodules in the middle lobe
        Ashley Davidoff
        TheCommonVein.net
        70060c

        40 year old female with a history of sarcoidosis
        CT scan shows a 6mm nodule with central calcification
        Ashley Davidoff
        TheCommonVein.net
        70060b
      • Calcification
  • Eccentric Calcification
    56 F with a middle lobe nodule with eccentric calcification which turned out to be granulomatous in origin
    Ashley Davidoff
    TheCommonVein.net
    30252c

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