Solitary pulmonary nodules. CT-bronchoscopic correlation.

D. P. Naidich, Robert Sussman, W. L. Kutcher, C. P. Aranda, S. M. Garay, N. A. Ettenger

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Abstract

The possible contribution of computed tomography (CT) in the management of patients with solitary pulmonary nodules (SPNs) or masses was reviewed retrospectively in 65 patients undergoing fiberoptic bronchoscopy (FOB). Nodules were evaluated by size, location, surface contour, and the presence in cross-section of a bronchus leading to or contained within the nodule or mass, a "positive bronchus sign." Thirty-five lesions were associated with a positive bronchus sign; 21 of 35 (60 percent) were diagnosed endoscopically, (p = .027); of 30 cases with a negative bronchus sign, only ten (30 percent) had a diagnosis made by FOB (p = .034). It is concluded that CT may be of use in the routine evaluation of pulmonary nodules, prior to bronchoscopy, especially in cases for which histologic evaluation is essential, especially to determine the presence or absence of a CT bronchus sign.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)595-598
Number of pages4
JournalChest
Volume93
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988
Externally publishedYes

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Solitary Pulmonary Nodule
Bronchi
Tomography
Bronchoscopy
Lung

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  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Naidich, D. P., Sussman, R., Kutcher, W. L., Aranda, C. P., Garay, S. M., & Ettenger, N. A. (1988). Solitary pulmonary nodules. CT-bronchoscopic correlation. Chest, 93(3), 595-598. https://doi.org/10.1378/chest.93.3.595
Naidich, D. P. ; Sussman, Robert ; Kutcher, W. L. ; Aranda, C. P. ; Garay, S. M. ; Ettenger, N. A. / Solitary pulmonary nodules. CT-bronchoscopic correlation. In: Chest. 1988 ; Vol. 93, No. 3. pp. 595-598.
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Naidich DP, Sussman R, Kutcher WL, Aranda CP, Garay SM, Ettenger NA. Solitary pulmonary nodules. CT-bronchoscopic correlation. Chest. 1988 Jan 1;93(3):595-598. https://doi.org/10.1378/chest.93.3.595