CAVITY – a useful mnemonic for the causes of a cavitating lung…

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

V = vascular 

I = infection

T = trauma

Y = youth 

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One response to “CAVITY – a useful mnemonic for the causes of a cavitating lung…”

  1. faisalrafiq says :

    Reblogged this on Faisalrafiq's USMLE Step 3 Blog and commented:
    A great mnemonic!!

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