Plasma Cell Granuloma

Epidemiology

  • Rare tumor in lung
  • Higher incidence in children/ adolescents

Physiology

  • Benign lung post-inflammatory pseudotumor

Pathology

  • Fibrous tissue/abundant plasma cells/ calcification or ossification (common)/ amyloid degeneration (may occur)

Diagnosis

  • FOB: may occur endobronchially
  • CXR/Chest CT Pattern: solitary (usually 2-5 cm, but may be large) lung nodule
    • May grow slowly but usually stable over time

Clinical Presentations

  • Lung Nodule (see [[Lung Nodule or Mass]])
  • Symptoms of Obstruction (see [[Obstructive Lung Disease]])

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