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Image finding: Pulmonary cavitation




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Follow-up radiograph

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Cavitation in the pulmonary parenchyma is more common with infectious diseases such as tuberculosis or fungal etiologies but can also arise from tumors.

In this case the cause was a primary lung cancer.


 

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