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An Iatrogenic Lung Nodule

Afshin Sam, MD, MSc; Sunder Sandur, MD, FCCP
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From the Departments of Internal Medicine (Dr. Sam) and Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (Dr. Sandur), St. Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, CT.

Correspondence to: Afshin Sam, MD, MSc, St. Mary's Hospital, 56 Franklin St, Waterbury, CT 06706; e-mail: afshinsam@yahoo.com


The authors have reported to the ACCP that no significant conflicts of interest exist with any companies/organizations whose products or services may be discussed in this article.

Reproduction of this article is prohibited without written permission from the American College of Chest Physicians (www.chestjournal.org/site/misc/reprints.xhtml).


© 2009 American College of Chest Physicians


Chest. 2009;136(1):314-317. doi:10.1378/chest.08-3029
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An 80-year-old woman with a medical history significant for a recent porcine aortic valve replacement was referred to the pulmonary clinic for a new 2-cm right lower lobe (RLL) nodule found on a follow-up chest radiograph (Fig 1) after surgery. She denied fever, chills, or weight loss. She had mild dyspnea on exertion. She denied chest pain, orthopnea, cough, or hemoptysis. The findings of a review of systems were otherwise unremarkable.

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