Minute pulmonary meningothelial-like nodules: Thin-section CT appearance

Dorra Sellami, Michael Gotway, Douglas K. Hanks, W. Richard Webb

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Abstract

Minute pulmonary meningothelial-like nodules are often incidentally discovered during pathologic evaluation of pulmonary parenchymal specimens. These lesions were once thought to represent pulmonary chemodectomas, but pathological studies have shown that they are not of neuroendocrine origin. Minute pulmonary meningothelial-like nodules are benign, perhaps reactive in nature, but are occasionally found in association with lung carcinoma. They may appear as randomly distributed well-defined micronodules on thin-section chest CT, and thus may simulate metastatic disease when associated with lung carcinoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)311-313
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Lung neoplasm
  • Nodule
  • Paraganglioma
  • Tomography, X-ray computed

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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