Solitary Pulmonary Nodule Topic Guide
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.
Wegener Granulomatosis Wegener's granulomatosis (WG)or granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) is a rare disease characterized by granulomas and inflamed blood vessels in affected tissues. Possible symptoms include sinusitis, runny nose, ear infections, cough, chest, muscle, and joint pain, fever, loss of appetite, and conjunctivitis. Medication is incorporated into treatment with the goal of bringing about remission.