Part solid lung nodule

A part-solid lung nodule (PSN) or subsolid lung nodule is a morphological descriptor for a type of pulmonary nodule. It usually refers to a ground glass nodule with some solid component.

Their overall malignant potential is considered higher than that of a comparatively size solid pulmonary nodule or a ground glass nodule 3.

According to some studies, the incidence of malignancy on subsequent follow up partly solid lung nodules was at around 63-93% 4,6. Other studies have shown a much greater transient nature (70%) 7.

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rID: 22178
System: Chest
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Part-solid lung nodule
  • Partly solid pulmonary nodules
  • Part solid lung nodules
  • Partly solid lung nodule
  • Part solid pulmonary nodule
  • Part solid pulmonary nodules
  • Partly solid pulmonary nodule
  • Ground glass nodules with solid components
  • Ground glass nodule with a solid component
  • Subsolid lung nodule
  • Subsolid lung nodules

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