Surgical resection of highly suspicious pulmonary nodules without a tissue diagnosis.

@article{Heo2011SurgicalRO,
  title={Surgical resection of highly suspicious pulmonary nodules without a tissue diagnosis.},
  author={Eun Young Heo and Kyung Won Lee and Sanghoon Jheon and Jae-Ho Lee and Choon Taek Lee and Ho Il Yoon},
  journal={Japanese journal of clinical oncology},
  year={2011},
  volume={41 8},
  pages={1017-22}
}
OBJECTIVE The safety and efficacy of surgical resection of lung nodule without tissue diagnosis is controversial. We evaluated direct surgical resection of highly suspicious pulmonary nodules and the clinical and radiological predictors of malignancy. METHODS Retrospective analyses were performed on 113 patients who underwent surgical resection without prior tissue diagnosis for highly suspicious pulmonary nodules. Clinical and radiological characteristics were compared between histologically… CONTINUE READING