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What inflammations from noninfectious causes lead to benign lung tumors or nodules?

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Lung nodules and tumors can arise as a result of inflammation from non-infectious causes such as:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • granulomatosis with polyangiitis
  • Sarcoidosis

SOURCES: University of Rochester Medical Center: "Pulmonary Nodules." Medscape: "Can Malignant and Benign Pulmonary Nodules Be Differentiated With Diffusion-Weighted MRI?" MedlinePlus: "Solitary Pulmonary Nodule." EMedicine from WebMD: "Benign Lung Tumors," "Hamartoma, Lung," and "Solitary Pulmonary Nodule." MacMahon, H et al. "Guidelines for Management of Small Pulmonary Nodules Detected on CT Scans: A Statement from the Fleischner Society," Radiology 2005; vol 237:pp 395–400.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 12, 2019

SOURCES: University of Rochester Medical Center: "Pulmonary Nodules." Medscape: "Can Malignant and Benign Pulmonary Nodules Be Differentiated With Diffusion-Weighted MRI?" MedlinePlus: "Solitary Pulmonary Nodule." EMedicine from WebMD: "Benign Lung Tumors," "Hamartoma, Lung," and "Solitary Pulmonary Nodule." MacMahon, H et al. "Guidelines for Management of Small Pulmonary Nodules Detected on CT Scans: A Statement from the Fleischner Society," Radiology 2005; vol 237:pp 395–400.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 12, 2019

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