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.
- Lung neoplasm
- Tomography, X-ray computed
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology