Bronchoscopy Topic Guide
Bronchoscopy: Bronchoscopy is performed to view the inside of a person's airway and lungs. There are two types of bronchoscopy, 1) rigid bronchoscopy and 2) flexible bronchoscopy. Risk of bronchoscopy are few, but include: chest pain, cough, collapsed lung, or pleurisy.
Solitary Pulmonary Nodule A solitary pulmonary nodule (SPN) is a single lung abnormality. Causes of a solitary pulmonary nodule include neoplastic growths, sarcomas, infectious agents, inflammatory conditions, congenital malformations, and a miscellaneous group of causes. Most people do not know they have a solitary pulmonary nodule as it is generally discovered as an incidental finding. Treatment for solitary pulmonary nodule depends on the size and characteristics of the nodule.
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