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Lung tumor

Lymphoma and lymphoid infiltrates

Follicular bronchitis / bronchiolitis


Reviewer: Deepali Jain, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 22 January 2013, last major update September 2012
Copyright: (c) 2003-2013, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

General
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● Lymphoid follicles and plasma cells around distal bronchi and bronchioles that infiltrate fibromuscular wall and may compress the lumen
● Associated with immunodeficiency (congenital, AIDS), rheumatoid arthritis and Sjogren’s syndrome
● Causes mild shortness of breath

Treatment
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● Steroids, uncertain if chemotherapy if helpful

Micro description
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● Lymphoid follicles and plasma cells around distal bronchi and bronchioles that infiltrate fibromuscular wall and may compress the lumen (Arch Pathol Lab Med 2010;134:691)
● Alveoli relatively unaffected

End of Lung tumor > Lymphoma and lymphoid infiltrates > Follicular bronchitis / bronchiolitis


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