Fluid-filled Cystic Lesions of the Lungs

Daniel B. Green, Andrew B. Wallace, Carlos S. Restrepo, Daniel T. Merrick, Demetrios A. Raptis, Sanjeev Bhalla, Daniel Vargas

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)208-217
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Thoracic Imaging
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2021


  • congenital lung lesions
  • cystic neoplasm
  • fluid-filled
  • pulmonary cyst


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