Tuberc Respir Dis > Volume 53(4); 2002 > Article
Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases 2002;53(4):463-469.
DOI:    Published online October 1, 2002.
Multiple Pulmonary Nodules in A Patient with Sinusitis, Proteinuria and Hematuria.
Su Eun Yu, Kang Joo, Chee Ho Noh, So Hyang Song, Chi Hong Kim, Yong Jin Park, Seok Jin Kang
1Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Otolaryngology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.
3Department of Clinical Pathology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.
A 49-year old man who had been treated for five months at a private clinic due to chronic paranasal sinusitis was admitted to our hospital because of recently aggravated nasal stuffiness, headache, and cough. The X-ray film of paranasal sinuses and facial CT scan showed marked mucosal thickening of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses. The plain chest film and chest CT scan showed multiple, variable sized, pulmonary nodules in both lungs. The level of c-ANCA was elevated and urinalysis revealed proteinuria and hematuria. Percutaneous lung and kidney biopsies were performed for confirmative diagnosis. Histologic examination of the lung nodule demonstrated extensive necrosis and poorly-formed granulomatous inflammation. The histologic finding of the kidney showed focal necrotizing glomerulonephritis. A diagnosis of Wegener's granulomatosis involving the paranasal sinuses, lung and kidney was made, and treatment was successfully performed with cyclophosphamide and prednisone.
Key Words: Wegener's granulomatosis, Multiple pulmonary nodules, Hematuria, Proteinuria, Paranasal sinusitis

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