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5 Mm Ovoid Pulmonary Nodule
I have a pulmonary nodule that was 5 mm in 07/2013. As of 09/2014 it is 6 mm.
Would you recommend a follow up next year?
I haven't smoked in 30 years
I have a 7mm pulmonary nodule in my left lung and 9 mm hypodensity in my kidney. Should I be concerned or even speak to my doctor?
Positive PPD test, x-ray, CT scan shows solitary pulmonary nodule. 5 mos after nodule stable/slight increase. Doc said to remove. No cough not smoking?
Depends: Ppd positive, work-up details (quantiferon assay?), characteristics on chest x-ray, on ct-scan and/or treatment would be important. Depending complete work-up, risk factors, size, rate of growth/increase in size, etc. Location may be amenable to tran-sthoracic ct-biopsy or bronchoscopy transbronchial biopsy (flouro guided, inreach/em-nav guided, or ultrasound guided). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is a small: lung mass. There are benign and potentially malignant causes. Whether it needs workup depends on its imaging features and your clinical history. Sometimes a biopsy is necessary to determine what it is, other times it can be safely followed or ignored. The presence of calcification is important because most of the time a calcified nodule is benign. ...Read more
Probably so: Biopsy of a lung nodule depends on the size and location. A nodule smaller than 1 cm is difficult to biopsy. A nodule located too close to the heart or main blood vessels is difficult to biopsy. A nodule too adjacent to the ribs may also be difficult to biopsy. In your case ct follow up at intervals by established guidelines may be considered. ...Read more
Lung mass: If a lung mass is seen on chest xray or ct scan and the patient has a moderate risk of malignancy, often the next test is a positron emission tomography (pet scan). This test detects masses with high metabolic rates. Around 95% of patients with a malignant nodule will have a positive pet scan. It is falsely positive in about 21% of patients, meaning that it will suggest cancer when it is not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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