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Noncalcified lung nodule: size 13x12x12mm



I have been diagonsed with a non-calcified nodule (13x12x12mm) on the upper right lobe of the lung. The edges are smoothly marginated. I do not smoke, nor have I ever. Is the nodule more likely to be malignant due to it`s noncalcification and or size?


The nodule needs to characterized with PET and biopsied either by needle or VATS procedure. Malignant potential is difficult to assess by size and calcification alone. Thank you.

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Susan  Moffatt-Bruce, MD, PhD Susan Moffatt-Bruce, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of
Thoracic Surgery
Molecular, Virology, Immunology & Medical Genetics
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University