A pulmonary cyst usually refers to an air-filled space with a smooth, thin wall. Fluid-filled cystic lesions of the lungs include a range of etiologies such as true cysts, congenital malformations, infections, and benign and malignant neoplasms. With relatively little solid component, these lesions often have similar imaging appearances to one another. This article focuses on key imaging features and clinical characteristics that can be used to narrow the differential diagnosis.
- congenital lung lesions
- cystic neoplasm
- pulmonary cyst
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine