Apical Cap Lesions
Apical cap fibrosis; Apical scar; Pulmonary apical cap
Apical cap lesion is a localized form of pulmonary fibrosis. Apical cap lesion typically affects the apical pleura of the upper lobes but can also affect lower lobes. The lesion is usually an incidental finding but patients may seldom present with hemoptysis. Higher resolution imaging has allowed for better visualization of this lesion, which may resemble a neoplasm, and prompt a biopsy or resection.
Apical cap lesion is relatively rare.
Apical cap lesion is typically found in patients in the sixth decade of life.
There is no known gender predilection.
Apical lesion is frequently bilateral and occurs in the apices of upper lobes and less commonly the apices of the lower lung lobes.
Excision is curative but unnecessary for this benign condition.
Apical cap lesion is uniformly benign.
Apical cap lesions typically have a gray, wedge shape, and...