Lethal Midline Granuloma

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Polymorphic reticulosis/lymphomatoid granulomatosis complex is the preferred term for lethal midline granuloma. Lethal midline granuloma includes a spectrum of etiologic possibilities, including bacterial, fungal, neoplastic, and unknown origins. When lethal midline granuloma is localized to the upper airways it is termed polymorphic reticulosis. It may produce erosion of the upper airway and face. When localized, it responds to radiotherapy. Differentiation from malignant lymphoma, bacterial infection, fungal infection and Wegener’s granulomatosis is essential for proper management.


Hypertrophic Scar Triamcinolone Acetonide Lymphoid Hyperplasia Lymphomatoid Granulomatosis Lethal Midline Granuloma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Johns Hopkins HospitalBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.School of MedicineStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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