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Lung Cancer

Non-calcified nodule

12/01/2008

Question:

What is the minimum size that a non calcified nodule can be biopsied?

Thank you.

Answer:

It depends on where the nodule is located. However, most nodules need to be about 1cm before a biopsy is successful.

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Response by:

Sandra L Starnes, MD Sandra L Starnes, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati