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HUMAN PHENOTYPE - ANNOTATIONS

The Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) is downloaded weekly from http://compbio.charite.de/hudson/job/hpo/lastStableBuild/artifact/ontology/release/hp.obo. The file downloaded is considered the "last stable build" available for the ontology. For more about the HPO, view their website at http://www.human-phenotype-ontology.org/.

Term:Pulmonary cavity
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Definition:A gas-filled space, seen as lucency or low-attenuation area, within a nodule, mass or area of parenchymal consolidations. It has a clearly defined wall over 4 mm thick.
Comment:A cavity has been defined in the radiology literature as (pathologically) a gas-filled space within a zone of pulmonary consolidation or within a mass or nodule, produced by the expulsion of a necrotic part of the lesion via the bronchial tree and (radiographically) a lucency within a zone of pulmonary consolidation, a mass, or a nodule; hence, a lucent area within the lung that may or may not contain a fluid level and that is surrounded by a wall, usually of varied thickness. A pulmonary cavity can be caused by microorganisms (bacteria including mycobacteria, funghi, viruses, parasites), malignant processes or autoimmune disorders.
Synonyms:exact_synonym: Pulmonary cavern;   Pulmonary cavitation



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    Phenotypic abnormality 0
      Abnormality of the respiratory system 0
        Abnormal respiratory system physiology 0
          Abnormal respiratory system morphology 0
            Abnormal pulmonary thoracic imaging finding 0
              Pulmonary cavity 0
                Cavitating pulmonary mass 0
                Cavitating pulmonary nodule 0
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