Non-neoplastic pulmonary lymphoid lesions

Travis, W. D.; Galvin, J. R.
December 2001
Thorax;Dec2001, Vol. 56 Issue 12, p964
Academic Journal
journal article
Pulmonary lymphoid lesions encompass a spectrum of inflammatory and reactive lesions that are often difficult to diagnose since they are difficult to differentiate from other reactive and neoplastic entities. Understanding these lymphoid lesions is complicated by the evolution of concepts, criteria, and terminology over the past few decades. This article will attempt to summarise a historical perspective on this subject and present the current concepts of pulmonary lymphoid lesions. This article will focus on the major pulmonary non-neoplastic lymphoid lesions which include intrapulmonary lymph nodes, follicular bronchitis/bronchiolitis, lymphocytic interstitial pneumonia, and nodular lymphoid hyperplasia.


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