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Nódulo pulmonar solitario - Symptom

Síntomas:

Normalmente no se presentan síntomas.

Pruebas y exámenes:

Un nódulo pulmonar solitario se detecta generalmente en una radiografía de tórax. Si las radiografías del tórax repetidas en un lapso de tiempo muestran que el tamaño del nódulo ha permanecido sin cambios por dos años, por lo regular se considera benigno.

A menudo, se realiza una tomografía computarizada del tórax para evaluar el nódulo pulmonar solitario en detalle.

Otros exámenes utilizados para evaluar un nódulo pulmonar solitario pueden ser los siguientes:

  • Reviewed last on: 8/17/2009
  • Allen J. Blaivas, DO, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine UMDNJ-NJMS, Attending Physician in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, Department of Veteran Affairs, VA New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange, NJ. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

Referencias

Cronin P, Dwamena BA, Kelly AM, Carlos RC. Solitary pulmonary nodules: meta-analytic comparison of cross-sectional imaging modalities for diagnosis of malignancy. Radiology. 2008 Mar;246(3):772-82.

Gould MK, Fletcher J, Iannettoni MD, et al. Evaluation of patients with pulmonary nodules: when is it lung cancer?: ACCP evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (2nd edition). Chest. 2007;132:108S-130S.

Wahidi MM, Govert JA, Goudar RK, et al. Evidence for the treatment of patients with pulmonary nodules: when is it lung cancer?: ACCP evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (2nd edition). Chest. 2007;132:94S-107S.

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