ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
A larval granuloma in the lung: An extremely rare phenomenon
Murat Kılıç1, Ahmet Kılıçarslan2
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Elazığ Fethi Sekin City Hospital, Elazığ, Turkey
2Department of Pathology, Elazığ Fethi Sekin City Hospital, Elazığ, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2021.20045
The formation of pulmonary nodules is associated with benign or malignant pathologies. Based on the sizes, growth rates, and morphological features of nodules, surgical treatment or follow-up can be performed. Pulmonary nodules are frequently encountered in the practice of thoracic surgery. A 37-year-old male patient who had a 2.0¥1.9 cm nodule in the right lung was followed. His medical history revealed no chronic disease. During follow-up, the sizes of the nodule increased and, therefore, it was removed by wedge resection. The pathological examination result was reported as a larval granuloma. In conclusion, larval granulomas in the lung are extremely rare phenomena and should be further examined.
Keywords : Granuloma, larva, lung, nodule
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