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Differential diagnoses in multiple lung cysts (adapted to Berger I et al, Journal of Medical Research, 2020)

Diagnosis Cyst contour Distribution Additional findings in the thorax
Lymphoid interstitial pneumonia (LIP) Round, oval, irregular. The size varies Diffuse peribroncovascular, subpleural, basal Mattgalssfortetninger. Noduli in acute stages. Ev. Sjögren's syndrome
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) Round, small. Irregular in advanced disease Diffuse, more central Ev. nodules. Matt glass densities. Chylothorax
Neurofibromatosis Complex (NFC) Round, small Diffuse, few Nodules
Pulmonary Lung Cell Histiocytosis (PLCH) Round, oval, Irregular / bizarre Upper and middle lung fields. Recess of costophrenic angle Small, star-shaped nodules. Varying thickness of cyst walls
Birt-Hogg-Dube Syndrome (BHD) Round, oval. Irregular. Varies in size Middle and lower lung fields. Subpleurally, peribronovascular No

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