Pulmonary hyalinising granuloma: A rare pulmonary disorder

Arsalan Rahatullah, Zeeshan Waheed, Javaid A. Khan, Nasir-ud-Din

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Abstract

Pulmonary hyalinising granulomas are rare, noninfectious fibrosclerosing lesions of the lung which can mimic metastatic disease. It was first described in literature by Engleman et al in the year 1977. Its etiology is unknown but they may be caused by an exaggerated immune response. The patient typically presents with cough, chest pain, dyspnoea or haemoptysis in association with multiple bilateral parenchymal nodules. We report the case of a 20 years old male who presented with a 12-month history of worsening dry cough. His plain chest radiograph and subsequent CT scan revealed bilateral pulmonary nodules. A CT guided biopsy of the pulmonary lesions was consistent with Pulmonary Hyalinising Granuloma [PHG].

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)493-495
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Volume62
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2012

Keywords

  • Lung nodules
  • Pulmonary hyalinising granuloma

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