Objectives: The solitary pulmonary nodule remains a
common clinical problem. The essential question is whether the lesion
is malignant or not. This discussion presents the clinical practice and
looks at the problem.
Setting: Academic tertiary-care hospital.
Patients: Prospective thoracic database.
Interventions: Minimally invasive
Results: The workup and treatment of
the solitary pulmonary nodule is presented with particular emphasis on
the role of minimally invasive techniques. A small single-institution
series is referenced.
Conclusions: The approach is
safe and highly effective in diagnosing and often in treating solitary