reactive eosinophilic pleuritis

reactive eosinophilic pleuritis

A nonspecific pleural reaction to either spontaneous pneumothorax—which is seen in younger patients with paraseptal emphysema and bleb formation, followed by rupture or traumatic rupture due to metastatic sarcoma—or linked to bullous lung disease.
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Reactive eosinophilic pleuritis: a lesion to be distinguished from pulmonary eosinophilic granuloma.
Using as a guideline the morphologic features found in previous reviews of SP, (8-12) each case was evaluated for reactive eosinophilic pleuritis, elastosis, pleural fibrosis, emphysema, intra-alveolar macrophages, cholesterol clefts, vasculopathy, intraparenchymal or intrapleural cysts, and underlying disorders, such as lymphangioleiomyomatosis, infection, malignancy, or endometriosis.
Post pneumothorax, the pleura may show florid eosinophilic infiltration in association with reactive mesothelial hyperplasia (reactive eosinophilic pleuritis (2)).
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