Cholesterol Granuloma: An Underrecognized Cause of Benign Lung Granuloma

  • Sara Seife Hassen Internal Medicine Department, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
  • Gawahir A Ali Department of Infectious Diseases, Communicable Diseases Center, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
  • Ashraf Ahmed Internal Medicine Department, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
  • Wael Goravey Department of Infectious Diseases, Communicable Diseases Center, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar

Keywords

Pulmonary tuberculosis, invasive aspergillosis, type II diabetes, immunocompromised

Abstract

A cholesterol granuloma is a benign lesion that can occur in various organs, mimicking other pathologies. We present the case of a 35-year-old man presenting with asymptomatic lung and pleural lesions which were suspected to be pulmonary tuberculosis but found to be cholesterol granuloma on biopsy. Cholesterol granulomas are a rare mimic of common lung pathology and should be considered in the differential diagnosis if the initial investigations are not informative.

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  • Published: 2022-03-29

    Issue: 2022: Vol 9 No 3 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
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    Hassen S, Ali G, Ahmed A, Goravey W. Cholesterol Granuloma: An Underrecognized Cause of Benign Lung Granuloma. EJCRIM 2022;9 doi:10.12890/2022_003264.