Liesegang Rings in a Patient With Pulmonary Tuberculosis: The First Report.

Liesegang Rings in a Patient With Pulmonary Tuberculosis: The First Report.

Publication date: Feb 20, 2024

Liesegang rings are eosinophilic, concentric, lamellated structures that can assume a variety of shapes and sizes ranging from a few microns to hundreds of microns. To date, Liesegang rings have been reported in around 30 examples in the English literature, in the kidney, breast, female genital tract, and skin, and only a single report in the lung associated with allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. Liesegang rings are usually incidental discoveries and have been associated with benign cystic lesions, inflammatory diseases, fibrosis, and tissue necrosis. Their typical appearance helps differentiate them from their mimics including parasites, foreign materials, corpora amylacae, and psammoma bodies. We report Liesegang rings in a 62-year-old male patient with pulmonary tuberculosis to create awareness about this rare entity among pathologists to avoid its misdiagnosis as a parasitic infection.

Concepts Keywords
Bronchopulmonary Liesegang rings
English parasite
Kidney pulmonary tuberculosis
Old tuberculosis


Type Source Name
disease MESH Pulmonary Tuberculosis
disease MESH allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
disease MESH incidental discoveries
disease MESH fibrosis
disease MESH parasitic infection
disease MESH tuberculosis
pathway KEGG Tuberculosis

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