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Case Reports in Pulmonology
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 610417, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/610417
Case Report

Pulmonary Hyalinizing Granuloma Mimicking Metastatic Lung Cancer

1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Konya Training and Research Hospital, 42090 Konya, Turkey
2Department of Chest Disease, Konya Training and Research Hospital, 42090 Konya, Turkey
3Department of Pathology, Konya Training and Research Hospital, 42090 Konya, Turkey
4Department of Radiology, Konya Training and Research Hospital, 42090 Konya, Turkey

Received 18 April 2015; Accepted 21 July 2015

Academic Editor: Mark E. Wylam

Copyright © 2015 Nuri Düzgün et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Pulmonary hyalinizing granuloma is a very rare benign condition, which usually manifests as solitary and sometimes as multiple pulmonary nodules. Deposition of immune complexes in the lung parenchyma due to hypersensitivity reactions is implicated in the etiology of pulmonary hyalinizing granuloma. A 59-year-old female patient who presented to our clinic with complaints of chest pain and cough had bilateral, multiple, and rounded lesions with regular margins suggesting metastatic lung disease. A transthoracic needle biopsy of the nodule was performed in the left pulmonary anterior segment. Biopsy showed no malignancy. Since no diagnosis was made by the biopsy, the patient underwent a video-assisted thoracic surgery. The wedge biopsy reported pulmonary hyalinizing granuloma. We aimed to present the diagnosis and treatment stages of our patient who was diagnosed with pulmonary hyalinizing granuloma in the light of literature review.