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Canadian Respiratory Journal
Volume 1, Issue 4, Pages 261-264
Case Report

Bronchocentric Granulomatosis: Clinical Course Illustrated by Serial Computerized Tomography of the Chest

John T Granton, Dean W Chamberlain, and Robert H Hyland

Departments of Medicine and Pathology, The Wellesley Hospital and The Toronto Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Copyright © 1994 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. 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.


Bronchocentric granulomatosis is a pathological process characterized by granulomatous inflammation in conducting airways. A case of bronchoccntric granulomatosis of unknown etiology in a previously well 24-year-old female is reported. The variable and often rluctuating course of this entity and its response to corticosteroids is demonstrated by serial computerized tomography nr the chest. The pathology, etiology and therapy ofbronchoccntric granulomatosis is reviewed.