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multiple cystic lung disease

Friday 29 April 2016

A lung cyst is an air-filled lucent structure surrounded by a thin wall. The presence of multiple intrapulmonary cysts is defined as cystic lung disease.

Although cystic lung disease is rare, incidental detection has increased significantly in recent years by screening using computed tomography.

There are many conditions that can mimic lung cysts and cause cystic lung disease.

Clinical, radiographic, and histologic findings are all necessary for a proper diagnosis, and multidisciplinary approaches are frequently required.

Open references

- Multiple cystic lung disease. Koo HK, Yoo CG. Tuberc Respir Dis (Seoul). 2013 Mar;74(3):97-103. doi : 10.4046/trd.2013.74.3.97 PMID: 23579924 [Free]