ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Approach to solitary pulmonary nodules
Zafer Kartaloğlu
GATA Haydarpaşa Eğitim Hastanesi Göğüs Hastalıkları Kliniği, İstanbul
A solitary pulmonary nodule is radiologically defined as an intraparenchymal lung lesion that is smaller than 3 cm in diameter. The goal of the evaluation of solitary pulmonary nodules is to differentiate benign from malignant lesions noninvasively and as accurately as possible. In patients with a high probability of malignancy, surgery is the preferred strategy. In this paper, the approach to solitary pulmonary nodules is reviewed.
Keywords : Coin lesion, pulmonary/diagnosis/radiography; diagnosis, differential; lung neoplasms/diagnosis
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