Eurasian Journal of Pulmonology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 128--131

Multiple pulmonary hyalinizing granulomas mimicking widespread lung metastasis


Hakki Celik1, Naciye Sinem Gezer1, Duygu Gurel2, Emine Cagnur Ulukus2 
1 Department of Radiology, Dokuz Eylül University School of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
2 Department of Pathology, Dokuz Eylül University School of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Hakki Celik
Department of Radiology, Dokuz Eylül University School of Medicine, Izmir
Turkey

Pulmonary hyalinizing granuloma (PHG) is a rare benign lesion that can be unilaterally or bilaterally presented in the form of solitary or multiple nodules and masses. It may also be related to mediastinal and retroperitoneal fibrosis, autoimmune diseases, tumors, or infectious diseases. The definitive diagnosis of PHG can only be made by pathological evaluation. A 64-year-old male applied to the hospital to undergo an inguinal hernia repair operation. Preoperative chest imaging revealed multiple pulmonary nodules with lobulated contours and regular margins scattered throughout both lungs. Pathologic evaluation revealed that nodules were consistent with PHG. In addition, soft-tissue density observed around the abdominal aorta was compatible with retroperitoneal fibrosis, which may accompany this disease.


How to cite this article:
Celik H, Gezer NS, Gurel D, Ulukus EC. Multiple pulmonary hyalinizing granulomas mimicking widespread lung metastasis.Eurasian J Pulmonol 2021;23:128-131


How to cite this URL:
Celik H, Gezer NS, Gurel D, Ulukus EC. Multiple pulmonary hyalinizing granulomas mimicking widespread lung metastasis. Eurasian J Pulmonol [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Jan 17 ];23:128-131
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