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bronchiolocentric nodules

Tuesday 2 January 2007

Definition: Nodular lesions centered on small airways.

Etiology

- inflammatory bronchiolar lesions

  • panbronchiolitis

- fibrotic bronchiolar lesions

  • pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis

- multiple carcinoid tumorlets with or without constrictive bronchiolitis
- lymphatic extending tumors
- pulmonary lymphomas

See also

- pulmonary nodules

- pulmonary lesions

  • bronchiolar lesions
  • peribronchiolar lesions