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Ghon tubercle

Pronunciation: gon

Definition: calcification seen in pulmonary parenchyma (usually midlung) resulting from earlier, usually childhood, infection with tuberculosis; sometimes confused with a combination of parenchymal lesion and calcified lymph node, which is properly termed a Ranke complex.

Synonym(s): Ghon complex, Ghon focus, Ghon primary lesion

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