High-resolution CT findings in pulmonary hyalinizing granuloma.

Published on Nov 1, 2007in Journal of Thoracic Imaging2.19
· DOI :10.1097/RTI.0B013E31805BA3AE
Yoshihiro Shibata5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Kanazawa University),
Takeshi Kobayashi60
Estimated H-index: 60
+ 5 AuthorsYasuhiko Ohta21
Estimated H-index: 21
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Abstract
A 47-year-old man with pulmonary hyalinizing granuloma is herein presented. The patient, whose chief complaint was a mild cough, was found by chest radiograph to have multiple bilateral nodules. Subsequent high-resolution computed tomography demonstrated multiple slightly irregular nodules, perinodular ground-glass opacity, peribronchovascular interstitial thickening, and cysts. A mild enlargement of systemic lymph nodes was also noted. Laboratory tests disclosed a slight elevation in the C-reactive protein, γ-globulin, interleukin-6, and soluble interleukin-2 receptor levels. A histopathologic examination of the specimen yielded from a thoracoscopic lung biopsy resulted in a definite diagnosis of pulmonary hyalinizing granuloma.
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