Lymphomatoid granulomatosis (pulmonary manifestations)

Pulmonary manifestations of lymphomatoid granulomatosis are important since the lung is one of the most frequent sites of involvement in lymphomatoid granulomatosis. It forms under the group of pulmonary angiitis and granulomatosis.

Some consider the condition to be midway between overt pulmonary lymphoma and Wegener's granulomatosis 4

  • multiple lung nodules/masses: typically small but can be variable in size (1-8 cm) 1
  • areas of consolidative change

Recognised CT features include 3:

  • conglomerating small lung nodules: usually in peribronchovascular distribution
  • coarse irregular opacities
  • small thin-walled cysts
  • mediastinal nodal enlargement 5

On a chest radiograph possible considerations include:

Lymphoma
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Article information

rID: 8870
System: Chest
Section: Pathology
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Lung manifestations of lymphomatoid granulomatosis
  • Pulmonary angiocentric immunoproliferative lesion
  • Pulmonary angiocentric immunoproliferative lesions
  • Pulmonary angiocentric lymphoma

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