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Lung- nontumor

Other non-neoplastic disease


Reviewers: Dr. Elliot Weisenberg, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 9 November 2011, last major update October 2011
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● Endometrial glands and stroma rarely are present in lung, bronchi, pleura or diaphragm
● Likely hematogenous in origin
● Nodular or cystic masses or “burned out” lesions
● Decidualization may occur
● Pneumothorax is common, right sided much more common than left sided
● Hemoptysis, pain or shortness of breath associated with menstruation or asymptomatic nodules
● Right sided catmenial (menstrual) hemothorax may occur, usually in association with severe pelvic disease
● Diagnosis: bronchoalveolar lavage

Differential diagnosis

● Metastasis
● Bronchogenic carcinoma

End of Lung-nontumor > Other non-neoplastic disease > Endometriosis

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