Pulmonary meningothelial-like nodules: new insights into a common but poorly understood entity.

@article{Mukhopadhyay2009PulmonaryMN,
  title={Pulmonary meningothelial-like nodules: new insights into a common but poorly understood entity.},
  author={Sanjay Mukhopadhyay and Ola A El-Zammar and Anna-Luise A. Katzenstein},
  journal={The American journal of surgical pathology},
  year={2009},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={487-95}
}
Although pulmonary meningothelial-like nodules (MLNs) have been recognized for decades, their nature and significance remain uncertain. This study was undertaken to evaluate MLNs in a wide range of specimens to clarify their incidence, distribution, relation to age and underlying disease, and histogenesis. Five hundred surgical lung biopsies, 25 extensively sampled lobectomies, 20 resections for pneumothoraces in persons younger than 30 years, and 92 pediatric autopsies were examined… CONTINUE READING