Diffuse Neuroendocrine Hyperplasia with Obliterative Bronchiolitis and Usual Interstitial Pneumonia: An Unusual “Headcheese Pattern” with Nodules

V. Pietrangeli, S. Piciucchi, S. Tomassetti, C. Ravaglia, C. Gurioli, Ch Gurioli, A. Cavazza, A. Dubini, V. Poletti

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Abstract

A 74-year-old non-smoker female presented to our attention with a history of dyspnea and cough. CT scan revealed multiple areas of patchy ground glass attenuation associated to a diffuse mosaic oligoemia. Scattered bilateral subcentimetric pulmonary nodules were also present. Patient underwent a surgical lung biopsy. Specimens showed features of diffuse neuroendocrine hyperplasia, microhoneycombing, fibroblast foci. A final diagnosis of diffuse neuroendocrine hyperplasia with obliterative bronchiolitis and UIP was rendered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1051-1054
Number of pages4
JournalLung
Volume193
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2015

Keywords

  • Chromogranin
  • DIPNECH
  • Headcheese pattern
  • UIP pattern

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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