Ghon lesion

A Ghon lesion (sometimes called Ghon focus) represents a calcified tuberculous caseating granuloma (tuberculoma) and represents the sequelae of primary pulmonary tuberculosis infection.

When associated with a calcified ipsilateral hilar node it is known as a Ranke complex.

History and etymology

Anton Ghon (1866-1936) was an Austrian pathologist who spent his life researching tuberculosis and meningitis 3.

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Article information

rID: 8644
System: Chest
Section: Signs
Tag: tb, lungs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Ghon focus

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