A thoracic CT scan showed 2 cavitary
lesions (4-8 mm) in the right upper and lower lobes.
Although the primary infection usually resolves spontaneously over time, a small percentage of patients progress to a persistent pulmonary infection which may manifest radiographically as pneumonia, a solitary pulmonary nodule, cavitary
lesions, or fibrosis.
11] A moth-eaten appearance due to calyceal erosion and cavitary
lesions that communicate with the collecting system may be present.
During revision surgeries, surgeons are often faced with a range of small to large cavitary
While a case with RA has been evaluated before the TNF alpha antagonist treatment, the presence of respiratory symptoms and bilateral cavitary
lung lesions led to further investigations and was diagnosed as accompanying Wegener granulomatosis.
Perihysterectomy tissue examination has documented an increased depth of tissue necrosis and fibrosis per generation thermal balloon at all cavitary
sites (cornua, midbody, and fundus).
It is generally accepted as a subgroup of nonobstructive HCM, but in some cases cavitary
gradients may be detected.
It has been isolated in an AIDS patient with multiple cavitary
lung lesions (3), a 5-year-old girl with acute myelogenous leukemia (4), and patients on peritoneal (5) and hemodialysis (6).
The chest x-ray shows nodular lesions with patchy infiltrates in the upper lobes, a few cavitary
lesions, hilar adenopathy and diffuse scar tissue.
On macroscopic examination the cerebral white matter varies from gelatinous to cavitary
pulmonary disease, sputum-smear positivity, and tuberculin skin test positivity were less common among patients with HIV-TB, and these findings were in consonance with the published literature (23).
In adults, cavitary
disease is common and is thought to be due to a delayed hypersensitivity response to the TB bacilli.