The solitary pulmonary nodule.

  title={The solitary pulmonary nodule.},
  author={Helen T. Winer-Muram},
  volume={239 1},
The imaging evaluation of a solitary pulmonary nodule is complex. Management decisions are based on clinical history, size and appearance of the nodule, and feasibility of obtaining a tissue diagnosis. The most reliable imaging features are those that are indicative of benignancy, such as a benign pattern of calcification and periodic follow-up with computed tomography for 2 years showing no growth. Fine-needle aspiration biopsy and core biopsy are important procedures that may obviate surgery… CONTINUE READING
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