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General Considerations

A Ghon Lesion or focus is a granuloma in the

lung from a previous tuberculous infection It is a
sequela of primary tuberculosis
When there is a combination of a parenchymal
granuloma and an involved hilar lymph node on the
same side, the two together are called a Ghon
The combination of late fibrocalcific lesions of the
lung and lymph node which evolved from the Ghon
complex is referred to as the Ranke complex

Ranke Complex. There is a combination of a

calcified peripheral granuloma (black arrow) and a
calcified hilar lymph node (white arrow) on the
same side. Several other, small calcified granulomas
are seen in the right mid-lung field.