Case of the Month July, 2010

Submitted by Michael Witkosky, MD and Katherine Haker, MD.


A 68 year female with dyspnea on exertion underwent a CT coronary angiogram as part of her workup. The CTA showed no evidence of coronary atherosclerosis, however, an abnormal appearance of her lungs prompted a CT of the chest for further evalauation.  

Chest CT

Question: Which answer best describes the pertinent findings?

  1. Irregular, small nodules and bizarre shaped cysts, surrounded by normal lung

  2. Multiple solid and cystic nodules in a predominately central and dorsal distribution

  3. Diffuse bilateral thin walled cysts with normal intervening lung

  4. Multiple thin walled cysts involving less than 10% of the lung


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