Cavitating lung lesion
Young immunosupressed patient with a cough and fever.
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Large right upper lobe cavitating lung mass with a thick wall and air-fluid level within.
The remainder of the lungs are normal.
A broad differential CAVITY exists for the causes of a cavitating lung lesion. This ranges from malignancy to infection.
This was a large lung abscess - these typically occur in the immunosuppressed and/or those with background lung disease.
Large lesions can erode into pulmonary vessels causing haemoptysis, which can be catastrophic.