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.
Sarcoidosis Sarcoidosis is a disease that involves a specific type of inflammation of various tissues of the body. Sarcoidosis generally appears in the lungs, lymph nodes, skin, liver, heart, kidneys and nervous system. The cause of sarcoidosis is not clear. Common symptoms involve shortness of breath, chronic cough, skin rashes, weight loss. Treatment is geared to the location of the sarcoidosis.
Lung Disease/COPD Resources
- Could Shortness of Breath Be Lung Disease?
- Side Effects of New Treatments for CF: What You Need to Know
- How to Live Well With Cystic Fibrosis