Table of ContentsDefinition / general | Case reports | Gross images | Microscopic (histologic) images
Cite this page: DePond, W.D. Granulomatous inflammation. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/lymphnodesgranulomatous.html. Accessed August 17th, 2018.
Definition / general
- Due to infection (atypical mycobacteria is common), foreign bodies, secondary response to malignancy
- Helpful diagnostic features include presence and type of necrosis; presence and type of giant cells; size, shape and distribution of granulomas; other associated changes
- These lymph nodes should be cultured
- 69 year old woman with granulomatous reaction around cholesterol-like clefts, apparently due to draining fluid from an ovarian mucinous cystadenoma (Arch Pathol Lab Med 1985;109:1124)