A rarely seen diffuse parenchymal lung disease: diffuse pulmonary meningotheliomatosis


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Sen N., Canpolat E. T. , Koc Z.

TUBERKULOZ VE TORAK-TUBERCULOSIS AND THORAX, vol.63, no.1, pp.37-41, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5578/tt.8468
  • Title of Journal : TUBERKULOZ VE TORAK-TUBERCULOSIS AND THORAX
  • Page Numbers: pp.37-41

Abstract

Pulmonary meningothelial- like nodules (MLNs) are usually detected incidentally during pathologic evaluation of resected pulmonary parenchymal specimens and autopsies. These nodules are generally asymptomatic and most often single. Diffuse pulmonary involvement by MLNs is less frequently described. MLNs are benign lesions and have been associated with neoplastic and non-neoplastic pulmonary conditions and occasionally with extrapulmonary diseases. We report a case of a female patient presenting with multiple and bilateral pulmonary nodules diagnosed with "diffuse pulmonary meningotheliomatosis" by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Diffuse pulmonary meningotheliomatosis should be included in the differential diagnosis of diffuse bilateral lung nodules in the radiologic studies.