Longtime smoker with fever and cough.
Please respond to the following with TRUE or FALSE.
Differential diagnosis for the dominant (necrotic appearing) lesion:
Still unresolved is the status of the smaller R apical lesion. The patient was treated for his lung abscess and was lost to follow up despite multiple attempts to further evaluate and monitor this lesion. Over a year later, the patient returned with new complaints.
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Findings: The site of the lung abscess shows a scar. There is now a large malignant R apical mass that abuts the chest wall.
Key points - Lung abscess: