Challenges in pulmonary fibrosis. 3: Cystic lung disease

Cosgrove, Gregory P.; Frankel, Stephen K.; Brown, Kevin K.
September 2007
Thorax;Sep2007, Vol. 62 Issue 9, p820
Academic Journal
journal article
Cystic lung disease is a frequently encountered problem caused by a diverse group of diseases. Distinguishing true cystic lung disease from other entities, such as cavitary lung disease and emphysema, is important given the differing prognostic implications. In this paper the features of the cystic lung diseases are reviewed and contrasted with their mimics, and the clinical and radiographic features of both diffuse (pulmonary Langerhans' cell histiocytosis and lymphangioleiomyomatosis) and focal or multifocal cystic lung disease are discussed.


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