Solitary Pulmonary Nodule (cont.)
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Solitary Pulmonary Nodule Surgery
The solitary pulmonary nodule should be surgically removed in patients who have a moderate-to-high risk for cancer and clinical signs that indicate that the nodule is malignant.
Solitary pulmonary nodule is removed surgically by either thoracotomy (open lung surgery) or a video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS).
Solitary Pulmonary Nodule Prevention
Avoiding the possible causes may help prevent solitary pulmonary nodule formation. Possible avoidable causes include the following:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/9/2016
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