Multiple, thin-walled cystic lesions of the lung.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

A variety of diseases produces or mimics multiple, thin-walled, air-containing cavities or cysts in the lung. Although some causes of this pattern are common (bullous emphysema, multiple pneumatoceles), others are relatively rare (cystic bronchiectasis, histiocytosis X, tracheobronchial papillomatosis, and lucite ball plombage). To some extent, the radiographic features of these lesions allow their differentiation, but differential diagnosis can be difficult. This paper reviews their principal features.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Godwin, JD; Webb, WR; Savoca, CJ; Gamsu, G; Goodman, PC

Published Date

  • September 1, 1980

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 135 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 593 - 604

PubMed ID

  • 6773384

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0361-803X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2214/ajr.135.3.593


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States