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Diffuse pulmonary meningothelial like nodules simulating metastatic thymoma

Authors: Nicola Tamburini, Luca Morandi, Rosa Rinaldi, Pio Maniscalco, Francesco Quarantotto, Elena Montinari, Alberto Papi, Gabriele Anania, Giorgio Cavallesco

Abstract

Diffuse pulmonary meningotheliomatosis (DPM) is a parenchymal lung disease characterized by disseminated bilateral minute pulmonary meningothelial-like nodules (MPMNs). These meningothelial-like nodules are classically encountered as benign solitary or multiple pulmonary nodules containing small epithelioid cell collections nestled within normal pulmonary parenchyma.