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Pulmonary Cavitation: A Rare Complication of COVID-19 Pneumonia | Abstract

Medical Reports & Case Studies

ISSN - 2572-5130

Abstract

Pulmonary Cavitation: A Rare Complication of COVID-19 Pneumonia

Vijairam Selvaraj

Since 2020, there have been over 44 million cases of COVID-19 in the United States. There have been rare cases of pulmonary cavitation in early and late stages of COVID-19 illness. Cavitary lung lesions are usually related to infectious, immunologic, traumatic, or neoplastic etiologies. Typical radiologic features of COVID-19 include peripheral ground-glass pulmonary opacities, crazy paving pattern, bronchograms, consolidation, and interlobular septal thickening. Notably, there is absence of lung cavitation. Prior literature has shown that there have been rare cases of cavitation in patients with Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus as well [1]. 

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