Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Follow-up tp Pulmonary nodule

It is interesting haow we have all thought about using PET as a tie-breaker. It is also interesting that SPN algoriths (such as from http://www.chestx-ray.com/SPN/SPNProb.html) don't have an entry for second-hand smoking. If you enter har data as a non-smoker (SHE has never smoked) the probability of malignacy adds up to 26-27%.I had a long discussion with the patient and presented the same options you have suggested. She still wanted to have the knee fixed. That was done the very next day. We are getting a PET scan and she will then see the surgeons. I will keep you updated as a separate post.

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