Pulmonary malacoplakia

Kilicgun A., Turna A. , Gurses A.

ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA, vol.106, no.6, pp.732-733, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 106 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Title of Journal : ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.732-733


We report a case of a 76-year-old man with bilateral pulmonary and pleural nodules and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Laboratory investigations revealed no sign of immunodeficiency. Pleural, pulmonary and diaphragmatic biopsies were taken through a mini-thoracotomy. Pathology showed Michaelis-Gutmann inclusion bodies and diagnosis of malacoplakia was made. Malacoplakia masquerading as bilateral tumour masses was thought to be noteworthy especially in an immunocompetent patient.