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A treatment protocol for Solitary Pulmonary Nodule

Solitary Pulmonary Nodule

high Malignancy risk
Low to intermediate risk

Surgical excision
Nodule size

>= 8mm
< 8mm

FDG-PET or biopsy
<= 4mm

Suspicious for malignancy
Not suspicious for malignancy
Malignancy risk

Surgical excision
serial CT scans
No follow up