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Lung Abscess

Critchley EC - MedPix (2001)

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Affiliation: Uniformed Services University

ABSTRACT

FINDINGS: There is a round opacity in the right mid lung with a thin crescent of lucency near the upper border. PATTERN: The definition of a mass is fulfilled, with slight cavitation causing the rim of lucency DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS: Of the five causes of masses, malignancy and inflammation are the most likely to cavitate. The smooth inner border of the lucency favors inflammation over malignancy. DIAGNOSIS: Abscess, bacterial CORRELATION: The mass has eroded into a bronchus, but there is little liquified necrosis; the air from the bronchus thus surrounds the upper portion of the central region of the mass.

No MeSH data available.


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Lung Abscess

Critchley EC - MedPix (2001)

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View Article: MedPix Image - MedPix Topic

Affiliation: Uniformed Services University

ABSTRACT

FINDINGS: There is a round opacity in the right mid lung with a thin crescent of lucency near the upper border. PATTERN: The definition of a mass is fulfilled, with slight cavitation causing the rim of lucency DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS: Of the five causes of masses, malignancy and inflammation are the most likely to cavitate. The smooth inner border of the lucency favors inflammation over malignancy. DIAGNOSIS: Abscess, bacterial CORRELATION: The mass has eroded into a bronchus, but there is little liquified necrosis; the air from the bronchus thus surrounds the upper portion of the central region of the mass.

No MeSH data available.