A disappearing or persistent solid pulmonary nodule is a neglected clinical entity that still poses serious interpretative issues to date. Traditional knowledge deriving from previous reports suggests particular features, such as smooth edges or regular shape, to be significantly associated with benignity. A large number of benign nodules are reported among smokers in lung cancer screening programmes. The aim of this single-center retrospective study was to correlate specific imaging features to verify if traditional knowledge as well as more recent acquisitions regarding benign SPNs can be considered reliable in a current case series of nodules collected in a non-smoker cohort of patients.
|Titolo:||CT Imaging Features in the Characterization of Non-Growing Solid Pulmonary Nodules in Non-Smokers|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 Articolo in Rivista|