Significance of non-calcified pulmonary nodules in patients with extrapulmonary cancers Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Lung Neoplasms
  • Neoplasms, Second Primary
  • Solitary Pulmonary Nodule

abstract

  • Nearly half the non-calcified pulmonary nodules identified in this series were malignant. Lung cancer was more common than metastatic disease. These findings support the need for close interval follow up and a low threshold for diagnostic biopsy in patients with extrapulmonary cancers and non-calcified pulmonary nodules. In smokers, such lesions should raise concern for lung cancer.

publication date

  • April 2006

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC2104619

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1136/thx.2005.051508

PubMed ID

  • 16467070

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 331

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 61

number

  • 4