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cavity

1. Dentistry a soft decayed area on a tooth
2. any empty or hollow space within the body

cavity

[′kav·əd·ē]
(biology)
A hole or hollow space in an organ, tissue, or other body part.
(electromagnetism)
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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 bone defects.
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 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.
Overall, 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.