Pulmonary Nodule Tracking Using Chest Computed Tomography In A Histoplasmosis Endemic Area
A total of 148 cases of incidental pulmonary nodules tracked with chest computed tomography were reviewed for radiologic characteristics, diagnosis, number, and size.
Of the nodules, 87.8% were benign and 12.2% malignant; 30% of nodules > 20 mm were malignant. Number of nodules (P= .14) and granulomatous disease (P= .71) were not related to malignant diagnosis.
Malignancy was lower than expected in nodules > 20 mm. Appropriate tracking guidelines for incidentally discovered nodules in histoplasmosis endemic regions must be determined.
Warren, W. A.,
Markert, R. J.,
& Stewart, E. D.
(2015). Pulmonary Nodule Tracking Using Chest Computed Tomography In A Histoplasmosis Endemic Area. Clinical Imaging, 39 (3), 417-420.