How do you find lung nodules?Along with the science and education work to strengthen the people's health awareness, widespread application o
How do you find lung nodules?
Along with the science and education work to strengthen the people's health awareness, widespread application of physical examination and chest X-ray, more solitary pulmonary nodules (SPN) in the diagnosis and treatment of clinical cases to the clinician.
There are usually two cases:
One is the first found in physical examination or for other discomfort and chest radiographic examination revealed pulmonary nodules less than 10mm nodules, can be followed; if it is about 10mm, should be at the chest CT examination and check serum tumor markers;
Two is the past physical examination, the recent discovery of pulmonary nodules, regardless of the size of the nodules, should be highly vigilant, as soon as possible to the appropriate departments (Department of thoracic surgery). Should be in accordance with the condition, the size of the pulmonary nodules and other cases of chest enhancement CT, PET-CT and serum tumor markers.
There is a special population (with a history of malignant tumors, whether it is surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy), should be under the guidance of a specialist regular chest CT examination.
For the detection of pulmonary nodules, and imaging and other tests are still not clear the nature of the lesions, can choose according to the condition of CT guided percutaneous puncture, bronchoscopy or thoracoscopy, to further clarify the nature of the lesions, and choose appropriate treatment methods.