Pulmonary Nodular Lymphoid Hyperplasia: A Rare Case Mimicking Malignancy

Document Type: Case Report

Authors

1 Thoracic Surgeon, Trakya University Faculty of Medicine, Thoracic Surgery, Edirne, Turkey

2 Pathologist, Trakya University Faculty of Medicine, Pathology, Edirne, Turkey

Abstract

Pulmonary nodular lymphoid hyperplasia (PNLH) is a reactive lymphoid proliferation manifesting as multiple solitary nodules or localized infiltrates in the lungs. It is a type of benign lymphoproliferative disease that can affect the lungs. We present the case of a 41-year-old female patient with respiratory symptoms such as productive cough, left chest pain, and dyspnea. Imaging findings revealed two lesions with lobulated contour in the left upper lobe apicoposterior segment and left lower lobe superior segment. After examining the minimally invasive diagnostic methods, this rare PNLH case mimicking malignancy was both diagnosed and treated by surgery. Further studies including more patients and longer follow-ups are needed for this rare disease.

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