Pulmonary cavity (mnemonic)

Last revised by Dr Henry Knipe on 27 Jan 2021

A particularly helpful mnemonic for causes of pulmonary cavities is:

  • CAVITY

Mnemonic

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: pulmonary tuberculosis
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  • Case 2: granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener)
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  • Case 3: cavitating lung cancer
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  • Case 4: pulmonary abscess
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