Thoracic Imaging Case of the Week

The Thoracic Imaging Case of the Week is posted online weekly and used as an educational tool for medical students, house staff, faculty and other members of the medical community in the nation and throughout the world.

This week’s case

May 17-May 24, 2018

Case Details

59-year-old man with a recently diagnosed right lower lobe cavitary mass identified on an abdominal MRI (not provided). CT requested for further evaluation.

What is your differential diagnosis and leading diagnosis?

What is the probability of this lesion being cancerous? What would you next recommend? Why did this mass appear cavitary on MRI? You must answer all questions to receive credit.

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Submit your answer.

VCU Department of Thoracic Imaging Virginia Commonwealth University VCU Medical Center