Solitary pulmonary nodule with growth and contrast enhancement at CT: inflammatory pseudotumour as an unusual benign cause.

@article{Diederich2006SolitaryPN,
  title={Solitary pulmonary nodule with growth and contrast enhancement at CT: inflammatory pseudotumour as an unusual benign cause.},
  author={Stefan Diederich and Dirk Theegarten and Georgios Stamatis and Reinhard L{\"u}then},
  journal={The British journal of radiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={79 937},
  pages={
          76-8
        }
}
Small (< or =10 mm) pulmonary nodules are frequently detected at modern chest CT. As most of these nodules are benign, non-invasive classification is required--usually based on assessment of growth and perfusion. Absence of growth and no evidence of perfusion, as demonstrated by lack of enhancement at contrast-enhanced CT or MRI, strongly suggest a benign nodule. On the other hand, growth with a doubling of the nodule's volume between 20 days and 400 days or enhancement suggest a malignant… CONTINUE READING

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