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cavity

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

[′kav·əd·ē]
(biology)
A hole or hollow space in an organ, tissue, or other body part.
(electromagnetism)
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After 3 weeks of intravenous ampicillin/sulbactamadministration, her symptoms improved, as did the cavitary lesions initially observed on chest CT [Figure 1]h.
The chest CT revealed lesions suggestive of pulmonary embolism in the distal segments of the right pulmonary artery and the proximal left inferior lobar artery, a cavitary image with anfractuous wall in the upper right lobe, right basal pleural fluid (Figure 1).
Descriptive analysis of Tuberculosis Parameters in Study Population (N= 40) Tuberculosis Frequency Percentage Parameters H/O Contact Yes 4 10.00% Mantoux Test < 5 mm 6 15.00% 6 to 10 mm 11 27.50% > 11 to 15 mm 18 45.00% > 15 mm 5 12.50% ESR Elevated 30 75.00% Normal 10 25.00% Chest X-Ray PA Infiltrates 15 37.50% PE 19 47.50% Cavitary Lesions 4 10.00% Others 2 5.00% Sputum for AFB Positive 11 27.50% Negative 29 72.50% PCR Positive 6 15.00% Negative 34 85.00% Graph 1.
In this article, we present a case of primary cavitary TB in a six-month-old infant who presented with symptoms of reduction in weight gain and fever, and was found to have lobar pneumonia.
The treatment was found to be effective for management of liver abscess as the cavitary lesion subsequently decreased in size and animal recovered.
Computed tomography (CT) of the chest revealed bilateral multiple nodular lesions with extensive cavitary areas in especially lower zones (Figure 1).
Damron, "Ultraporous [beta]-tricalcium phosphate is well incorporated in small cavitary defects," Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, no.
Follow-up imaging with PET scan (Figure 3) and CTscan (Figure 4) in October 2015 revealed marked improvement of the esophageal mass, extensive cavitary pulmonary lesions bilaterally, and an increase in bilateral pulmonary nodules in size, number, and FDG metabolic activities.
Optic disc pit (ODP) and morning glory disc disorders are congenital cavitary anomalies of the optic disc, which are associated with dysraphism of the optic fissure.
For example, several papers reported that interleukin (IL)-1, IL-15, and interferon-[gamma] could contribute to the pathogenesis in chronic cavitary pulmonary aspergillosis (CCPA) [8-10] and reduced CD40L and sCD40L, as well as increased IL-10 may compromise the immune response against aspergillus in patients with chronic necrotizing pulmonary aspergillosis (CNPA) [11].
Although there is no consensus on the implication of LVFTs in heart diseases, they have been associated with various clinical manifestations in otherwise structurally normal hearts such as functional murmur, preexcitation, idiopathic ventricular tachycardia, infective endocarditis, cavitary thrombi, regional myocardial hypertrophy, repolarization abnormalities, and genesis of J-waves [2-9].
Upon notification of the positive blood cultures, he had a CT scan of his neck with intravenous contrast of his neck and chest (Figures 2 and 3), demonstrating a right internal jugular thrombophlebitis, a 0.6 cm right peritonsillar abscess, and multiple pulmonary cavitary infiltrates consistent with septic emboli (Figure 4).