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What Does 9mm Nodule in Right Apex Mean?

08/01/2011

Question:

I was told with a chest xray I have a 9mm nodule in right apex and am going to have a PET scan. What is a nodule? Would I have other symptoms?

Answer:

A nodule is a spot on the lung.  It can be benign or malignant. A small nodule wouldn't cause any symptoms.

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Response by:

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