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The Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) is downloaded weekly from The file downloaded is considered the "last stable build" available for the ontology. For more about the HPO, view their website at

Term:Pulmonary pseudocavity
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Accession:HP:0033648 term browser browse the term
Definition:A pseudocavity appears as an oval or round area of low attenuation in lung nodules, masses, or areas of consolidation that represent spared parenchyma, normal or ectatic bronchi, or focal emphysema rather than cavitation. These pseudocavities usually measure less than 1 cm in diameter. They have been described in patients with adenocarcinoma, bronchioloalveolar carcinoma, and benign conditions such as infectious pneumonia.
Comment:See Figure 57 of Hansell DM, et al., Fleischner Society: glossary of terms for thoracic imaging. Radiology. 2008;246:697-722.

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  Human phenotype 0
    Phenotypic abnormality 0
      Abnormality of the respiratory system 0
        Abnormal respiratory system morphology 0
          Abnormal pulmonary thoracic imaging finding 0
            Pulmonary pseudocavity 0
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