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Is a 6mm pulmonary nodule in the right upper lobe too small to biopsy?

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Dr. David Dang
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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