Differential diagnosis of a cavitary lung lesion in 45-year old man

Gönlügür, Tanseli; Sapmaz, Feride; Gönlügür, Ugur; Elagöz., Sahende
March 2011
Dicle Medical Journal / Dicle Tip Dergisi;2011, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p110
Academic Journal
Case Study
Pulmonary cavity has infectious and non-infectious aetiologies. A 41-year old man was hospitalized with a 1-week history of productive cough, and pleuritic chest pain. A chest CT scan showed a cavitary lesion in left upper lobe. An open lung biopsy revealed the presence of connective tissue within alveolar ducts and bronchioles. In conclusion, cryptogenic organising pneumonia which is a rare cause of pulmonary cavitary lesion was diagnosed. The case was presented in order to emphasize such rare causes of cavitary lung lesions in the differential diagnosis of tuberculosis.


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