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Single Nodular Pulmonary Amyloidosis: Case Report.

Lee SH, Ko YC, Jeong JP, Park CW, Seo SH, Kim JT, Park DW, Bak CM, Moon SK, Jo SH, Kim SM, Jung AL - Tuberc Respir Dis (Seoul) (2015)

Bottom Line: A single nodular lesion can mimic various conditions, including malignancy, pulmonary tuberculosis, and fungal infection.To date, only one case of nodular pulmonary amyloidosis has been reported in Korea, a case involving multiple nodular lesions.Here, we report and discuss the case of a patient having single nodular amyloidosis.

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Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, Kwangju Christian Hospital, Gwangju, Korea.

ABSTRACT
Amyloidosis is defined as the presence of extra-cellular deposits of an insoluble fibrillar protein, amyloid. The pulmonary involvement of amyloidosis is usually classified as tracheobronchial, parenchymal nodular, or diffuse alveolar septal. A single nodular lesion can mimic various conditions, including malignancy, pulmonary tuberculosis, and fungal infection. To date, only one case of nodular pulmonary amyloidosis has been reported in Korea, a case involving multiple nodular lesions. Here, we report and discuss the case of a patient having single nodular amyloidosis.

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Simple chest radiography showing a nodular lesion in the right upper lobe inferior margin near the hilum.
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Figure 1: Simple chest radiography showing a nodular lesion in the right upper lobe inferior margin near the hilum.

Mentions: Simple chest radiography revealed nodular lesions around the pulmonary hilum of the right upper lobe (Figure 1). Chest computed tomography (CT) revealed a 1.8-cm speculated nodule around the inferior margin of the right upper lobe, and the differential diagnosis of focal pneumonia or lung cancer was required (Figure 2). A bronchoscopy revealed no abnormalities in the bronchi. Kidney ultrasonography and a gastroscopy that were performed to confirm the amyloidosis lesions did not yield specific findings; so video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS)-assisted pulmonary wedge resection was conducted for early differentiation of lung cancer. No surgical complications were encountered.


Single Nodular Pulmonary Amyloidosis: Case Report.

Lee SH, Ko YC, Jeong JP, Park CW, Seo SH, Kim JT, Park DW, Bak CM, Moon SK, Jo SH, Kim SM, Jung AL - Tuberc Respir Dis (Seoul) (2015)

Simple chest radiography showing a nodular lesion in the right upper lobe inferior margin near the hilum.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 1: Simple chest radiography showing a nodular lesion in the right upper lobe inferior margin near the hilum.
Mentions: Simple chest radiography revealed nodular lesions around the pulmonary hilum of the right upper lobe (Figure 1). Chest computed tomography (CT) revealed a 1.8-cm speculated nodule around the inferior margin of the right upper lobe, and the differential diagnosis of focal pneumonia or lung cancer was required (Figure 2). A bronchoscopy revealed no abnormalities in the bronchi. Kidney ultrasonography and a gastroscopy that were performed to confirm the amyloidosis lesions did not yield specific findings; so video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS)-assisted pulmonary wedge resection was conducted for early differentiation of lung cancer. No surgical complications were encountered.

Bottom Line: A single nodular lesion can mimic various conditions, including malignancy, pulmonary tuberculosis, and fungal infection.To date, only one case of nodular pulmonary amyloidosis has been reported in Korea, a case involving multiple nodular lesions.Here, we report and discuss the case of a patient having single nodular amyloidosis.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, Kwangju Christian Hospital, Gwangju, Korea.

ABSTRACT
Amyloidosis is defined as the presence of extra-cellular deposits of an insoluble fibrillar protein, amyloid. The pulmonary involvement of amyloidosis is usually classified as tracheobronchial, parenchymal nodular, or diffuse alveolar septal. A single nodular lesion can mimic various conditions, including malignancy, pulmonary tuberculosis, and fungal infection. To date, only one case of nodular pulmonary amyloidosis has been reported in Korea, a case involving multiple nodular lesions. Here, we report and discuss the case of a patient having single nodular amyloidosis.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus