Before approaching a cavitary
lesion, clinicians must exclude the great mimics of such an entity, such as cysts, emphysema bullae, infected lung bullae, cystic bronchiectasis [1,2].
The patient was diagnosed as having primary cavitary
We searched case reports and case series published in the last 30 years with keywords including "rheumatoid arthritis," "cavitary
pulmonary nodules," and "vasculitis" in the PubMed database (8-15).
Mayerson, "Effectiveness of ultraporous [beta]-tricalcium phosphate (vitoss) as bone graft substitute for cavitary
defects in benign and low-grade malignant bone tumors.," American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.),vol.
A repeat CT chest (Figures 9 and 10) in September 2016 showed resolution of the RLL cavitary
lesions and interval improvement in the RLL nodules.
We retrospectively reviewed medical records of eight successive cavitary
optic disc anomaly-associated maculopathy patients (eight eyes) that could be followed up for more than 6 months after PPV with epipapillary membrane removal.
Figure 2 shows the cavity size and the change of serum IL-1B level in 22 patients who got their cavitary
lesions surgically resected.
CT imaging of the neck and chest was done at this point and was consistent with complete resolution of the internal jugular vein thrombus (Figure 3) as well as cavitary
lung nodules (Figures 4(a) and 4(b)).
Caption: Figure 1: 5.2 x 3.7 cm cavitary
lesion containing an air-fluid level.
mass containing a mural nodule: differential diagnosis between intracavitary aspergilloma and cavitating lung cancer on contrast-enhanced computed tomography.
These definitions have helped categorize cystic lung disease broadly into "true cystic," "cavitary
," and "cystic mimics." For the purpose of this discussion, we will include and study cavitary
lung disease and cystic disease mimickers under the broad umbrella of cystic lung disease.