Cavitating lung cancer

Case contributed by Dr Craig Hacking

Presentation

Cough.

Patient Data

Age: 85 years
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

There is a large right upper lobe cavitatory lesion, with air-fluid level. Left midzone atelectasis. No pleural effusion. Cardiomediastinal contour is within normal limits. No destruction bone lesion.

Case Discussion

Simple case of consolidation with cavitation, in this case secondary to primary lung cancer in a smoker.

Differential diagnosis for a cavitating lung lesion is the mnemonic CAVITY:

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Case Information

rID: 36846
Case created: 13th May 2015
Last edited: 16th Mar 2016
System: Chest
Tags: cavity, cancer
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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