Solitary pulmonary nodule
James K. Stoller, MD
Department of Pulmonary Disease, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Muzaffar Ahmad, MD
Thomas W. Rice, MD
The solitary pulmonary nodule remains a common and challenging clinical problem. The goal of diagnosis is to establish the cause of the pulmonary nodule by the least invasive means. The authors thus review the scope of the problem, the differential diagnosis of the solitary pulmonary nodule, the available radiographic diagnostic techniques, and the available tissue sampling techniques.