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Solitary Pulmonary Nodule (cont.)

Solitary Pulmonary Nodule Pictures

X-ray film of a large, well-circumscribed mass in the periphery of the right upper lobe. The mass was later was determined to be a neurilemoma. Click to view larger image.

A 1.5-cm coin lesion in the left upper lobe in a patient with prior colonic carcinoma. Transthoracic needle biopsy findings confirmed this to be a metastatic deposit. Click to view larger image.

Medically reviewed by James E. Gerace, MD; American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Pulmonary Disease

REFERENCES:

Gould MK, Fletcher J, Iannettoni MD, Lynch WR, Midthun DE, Naidich DP, Ost DE. American College of Chest Physicians. Evaluation of patients with pulmonary nodules: when is it lung cancer?: ACCP evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (2nd edition). Chest 2007 Sep;132(3 Suppl):108S-30S. [211 references]

Arenberg D. PET Scans for Lung Nodules: Costs and Cost-effectiveness Chest. 2010;137(1):4-6


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/11/2015

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