Multifocal micronodular pneumocyte hyperplasia
Known tuberous sclerosis patient with asymptomatic pulmonary nodules detected on CT for surveillance.
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Multiple ground glass density rounded nodules and micronodules in a random distribution, measuring between 1 and 5 mm in diameter, with a peripheral and upper lobe predominance. No cystic lung disease to suggest LAM.
Known benign pulmonary manifestation of TS which can occur in men or women, with limited clinical significance and no known malignant potential. Can occur with or without LAM.
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