We present two cases of intrapulmonary lymph node. The patients were a 44-year-old woman and a 71-year-old man each with a small peripheral nodule in the lung. On computed tomography (CT) scans, both nodules were spiculated. Since histological diagnosis could not be obtained by bronchoscopic examination or CT-guided needle biopsy, they underwent video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery. Histological examination of the resected material revealed that both nodules were composed of lymph node. Intrapulmonary lymph node has until recently been assigned no clinical significance; however, differential diagnosis of this lesion from lung cancers and other metastatic tumors is now clinically important. Copyright (C) 1998 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd.
- Intrapulmonary lymph node
- Solitary pulmonary nodule
- Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cancer Research