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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
5-7mm
<= 4mm









 
Suspicious for malignancy
Not suspicious for malignancy
 
Malignancy risk









 
Surgical excision
 
serial CT scans
No follow up