Necrobiotic pulmonary nodules

Necrobiotic pulmonary nodules are sterile cavitating lung nodules associated with inflammatory bowel disease (more often with ulcerative colitis than Crohn disease) and rheumatoid arthritis


Histologically, necrobiotic nodules consist of a core of fibrinoid necrosis and sterile aggregate of numerous epithelioid histiocytes arranged in indistinct nodules with an infiltrate of lymphocytes, plasma cells and multinucleated giant cells.

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rID: 20724
System: Chest
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Necrobiotic lung nodules
  • Necrobiotic pulmonary mass
  • Necrobiotic lung nodule
  • Necrobiotic pulmonary nodule

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