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Independent Study with an Expert: My Approach to Cystic Lung Disease



Original release date:
October 29, 2020
Access to this course expires on: April 29, 2021 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time
CME .75

Course Description
The differential diagnosis for pulmonary and pleural cysts and holes is comprised of neoplastic and non-neoplastic processes, many of which are associated with underlying diseases. This lecture presents an approach to properly classifying these cysts based on location and whether or not the cyst is associated with a neoplastic process and suggests what additional clinical and pathologic testing may be needed to arrive at the best diagnosis.

Target Audience
Practicing academic and community pathologists, and pathologists-in-training

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this educational activity, learners will be able to:
  • Discriminate between cysts associated with neoplasms from those without neoplasms
  • Summarize the types of ancillary clinical testing that might be necessary in patients with cystic lung disease

Continuing Medical Education 
The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Disclosures
The faculty, committee members, and staff who are in position to control the content of this activity are required to disclose to USCAP and to learners any relevant financial relationship(s) of the individual or spouse/partner that have occurred within the last 12 months with any commercial interest(s) whose products or services are related to the CME content. USCAP has reviewed all disclosures and resolved or managed all identified conflicts of interest, as applicable.

The following faculty reported no relevant financial relationships: Henry D. Tazelaar, MD

USCAP staff associated with the development of content for this activity reported no relevant financial relationships.