Ana Sayfa | Dergi Hakkında | Yayın Kurulu | Bilimsel Danışma Kurulu | İçindekiler | Arşiv | Yayın Arama | Yazarlara Bilgi | İletişim  
2019, Cilt 33, Sayı 1, Sayfa(lar) 051-053   
Ferdane Melike DURAN, Hıdır ESME
Konya Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Göğüs Cerrahisi, Konya, Türkiye
Keywords: Pulmonary hyalinizing granuloma

A 62-year-old female patient was hospitalized for further examination and diagnosis after pathologic finding of incidental chest X-ray. A diagnosis of pulmonary hyalinized granuloma (PHG) was made with transtoracic fine needle aspiration biopsy (TFNAB) performed because of the common metastatic nodular appearance in thorax CT. PHG is a fibrotic lesion of the lung that enters the differential diagnosis of pulmonary nodules. Although the etiology is not fully understood, an exaggerated immune response against infectious and autoimmune disease is emphasized. It can be detected by chance in middle age, and patients may also have respiratory symptoms. The hyalinized collagen and collagen distribution pattern in the histopathology has a diagnostic prognosis. Although most patients have benign clinical course, administration of glucocorticoids in symptomatic patients with progressive disease is beneficial. A rare case of PHG is presented because it is an entity that should be kept in mind in the differential diagnosis of pulmonary nodules including malignancy.