History: 65 year old male with chronic lymphocytic leukemia presents with cough and left sided chest pain.
The differential for cavitating lung mass is wide, including neoplasms such as non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), lung metastases, lung abscess, mycobacterial pneumonia, fungal pneumonia, and septic pulmonary emboli. This patient underwent bronchoscopy which turned out to be negative for infection. The final diagnosis was cavitary pulmonary lymphoma, which is a rare manifestation of lymphoma.
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