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Probability of Malignancy in a Solitary Pulmonary Nodule Using the Equation of Swensen et al

Purpose:

To estimate the probability that a solitary lung nodules is malignant using the equation of Swensen et al.

Specialty:

Pulmonary Disease

Objective:

risk factors, criteria for diagnosis, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

J99

Description:

Swensen et al used an equation based on clinical and radiologic findings to predict the probability that a solitary pulmonary nodule is malignant. This can help identify patients who may benefit from more aggressive diagnostic techniques or who may be able to be managed more conservatively.  The authors are from the Mayo Clinic.

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