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Subpleural cystic change in a patient with multiple rib exostoses
  1. Maria Tsakok1,
  2. Dinesh Addala2,
  3. Clare Bradley2,
  4. Alistair Moore2,
  5. Fergus Gleeson1
  1. 1Department of Radiology, Churchill Hospital, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford, UK
  2. 2Oxford Centre for Respiratory Medicine, Churchill Hospital, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Maria Tsakok, Department of Radiology, Churchill Hospital, Oxford OX3 7LE, UK; maria.tsakok{at}ouh.nhs.uk

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A 75-year-old man, with hereditary multiple exostoses, had a positron emission tomography (PET)-CT scan for follow-up of an excised chondrosarcoma. Incidentally, he was found to have widespread subpleural cystic change (figure 1A and B) and a cystic right lower lobe lesion (figure 2) adjacent to a rib exostosis. He was referred to the urgent respiratory clinic on the basis of these unusual subpleural cystic findings and concern that the cystic right …

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