Management of an incidentally discovered pulmonary nodule.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_6CC66EAB4884
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
Collection
Publications
Title
Management of an incidentally discovered pulmonary nodule.
Journal
European Radiology
Author(s)
Beigelman-Aubry C., Hill C., Grenier P.A.
ISSN
0938-7994 (Print)
ISSN-L
0938-7994
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2007
Volume
17
Number
2
Pages
449-466
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Review
Abstract
The incidental finding of a pulmonary nodule on computed tomography (CT) is becoming an increasingly frequent event. The discovery of such a nodule should evoke the possibility of a small bronchogenic carcinoma, for which excision is indicated without delay. However, invasive diagnostic procedures should be avoided in the case of a benign lesion. The objectives of this review article are: (1) to analyze the CT criteria defining benign nodules, nodules of high suspicion of malignancy and indeterminate nodules, (2) to analyze the diagnostic performances and limitations of complementary investigations requested to characterize indeterminate lung nodules, (3) to review the criteria permitting to assess the probability of malignancy of indeterminate nodules and (4) to report on the new guidelines provided by the Fleischner Society for the management of small indeterminate pulmonary nodules, according to their prior probability of malignancy.
Keywords
Adenocarcinoma, Bronchiolo-Alveolar/diagnosis, Adenocarcinoma, Bronchiolo-Alveolar/therapy, Carcinoma, Bronchogenic/diagnosis, Carcinoma, Bronchogenic/therapy, Contrast Media/metabolism, Humans, Incidental Findings, Lung Neoplasms/diagnosis, Lung Neoplasms/therapy, Positron-Emission Tomography, Solitary Pulmonary Nodule/diagnosis, Solitary Pulmonary Nodule/etiology, Solitary Pulmonary Nodule/</QualifierName> <QualifierName MajorTopicYN="Y">, Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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