Test Findings
 

Cavitating Lung Lesions

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Overview

    • Look For

    • A gas-filled cavity within a nodule or area of consolidation.
    • Causes of Cavitating Lesions

    • Infection - necrotising pneumonia, lung abscess, tuberculosis, non-tuberculous mycobacteria, aspergillosis, septic emboli
    • Inflammation - granulomatosis with polyangiitis, rheumatoid nodule
    • Neoplasia - primary lung cancer, metastasis
    • Example

    • Cavitating lung disease of the upper lobes in a patient with tuberculosis
    • Cavitating lung disease of the upper lobes in a patient with tuberculosis
       
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