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A 35-year-old male asked:

What is the mean of parenchymal nodule(0.5 cmxo.5 cm by chest xray)in right lower position(result by ct scan)?cancer or noncancer? next test?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
The significance: depends on your risk profile(e.g. smoker vs nonsmoker), clinical scenario, and certain CT characteristics of the nodule. It is possible nothing needs to be done if you are low risk. These are the Fleischner Society guidelines for management of an incidental lung nodule: https://radiopaedia.org/articles/fleischner-society-pulmonary-nodule-recommendations
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
Mgt: There are many possible causes. It may be helpful to schedule a virtual consult. We can review your risk factors, medical history, images, labs etc. If you are producing mucus, cytopathology and cultures may be sent. Your nodule should be further evaluated .
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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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