Saturday, April 14, 2012

Differential Diagnosis #1: Cystic Lung Disease

Today's Daily Diff is for cystic lung disease. Specifically, for cases with multiple lung cysts. One mnemonic is to remember whenever you see a lung cyst, refer to your LIST:

LLymphangioleiomyomatosis, Lymphocytic interstitial pneumonia, Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis
IInfection (TB, Staphylococcus, PCP)
SSarcoid
TTuberous sclerosis

Cystic lung disease (Ex. lymphangioleiomyomatosis)
Source: Dr. Andrew Dixon


(Partial) Reference: Radiopaedia Cystic Lung Disease