Multifocal micronodular pneumocyte hyperplasia

Case contributed by Dr Rachael O'Rourke


Known tuberous sclerosis patient with asymptomatic pulmonary nodules detected on CT for surveillance.

Patient Data

Age: 51
Gender: Female

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.

Case Discussion

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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Case information

rID: 32996
Published: 24th Dec 2014
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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