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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
Complex
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.