BACK TOTOP Browse A-ZSearchBrowse A-ZABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ0-9 E-mail FormEmail ResultsName:Email address:Recipients Name:Recipients address:Message: Print-FriendlyBookmarksbookmarks-menuNecrotizing granulomaGranulomaA granuloma is a clump of cells that forms when the immune system tries to fight off a harmful substance but cannot remove it from the body.A necrotizing granuloma is an area of inflammation in which tissue has died. Necrotizing means dying or decaying.Tuberculosis and granulomatosis with polyangiitis are conditions that cause necrotizing granulomas.TuberculosisPulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious bacterial infection that involves the lungs. It may spread to other organs.Read Article Now Book Mark Article Granulomatosis with polyangiitisGranulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) is a rare disorder in which blood vessels become inflamed. This leads to damage in major organs of the body. ...Read Article Now Book Mark Article Open ReferencesReferencesJones KD, Urisman A. Histopathologic approach to the surgical lung biopsy in interstitial lung disease. In: Collard HR, Richeldi L, eds. Interstitial Lung Disease. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2018:chap 12.AllVideoImagesTogRelated Information Tumor(Condition)Necrosis(Special Topic) Review Date: 9/19/2021 Reviewed By: Debra G. Wechter, MD, FACS, General Surgery Practice Specializing in Breast Cancer, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team. The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed medical professional should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Links to other sites are provided for information only -- they do not constitute endorsements of those other sites. © 1997- © 1997- All rights reserved. A.D.A.M. content is best viewed in IE9 or above, Firefox and Google Chrome browser.Content is best viewed in IE9 or above, Firefox and Google Chrome browser.