CAVITY – a useful mnemonic for the causes of a cavitating ...
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CAVITY – a useful mnemonic for the causes of a cavitating lung mass.



C = cancer 

 - bronchogenic carcinoma : most frequently SCC (left image)

 - cavitatory metastasis : again most frequently SCC

A = autoimmune granulomas from

 - Wegener’s granulomatosis (right image)

 - rheumatoid arthritis (rheumatoid nodules)

V = vascular 

 - pulmonary embolus

I = infection

 - pulmonary abscess (TB, fungal, staph aureus)

T = trauma

 - pneumatocoeles

Y = youth 

 - CPAM

 - pulmonary sequestration

 - bronchogenic cyst



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Dr. Gerald Diaz
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