Benign lung nodule

March 26, 2008


This 67 year old female had severe COPD.  She was found to have lung nodules on her chest CT scan. There was low grade uptake on PET scan.  She underwent a needle biopsy that was negative for malignancy, but sustained severe bleeding and this required transfer to SMH .  Because of severe lung disease, no open biopsy was done.  Approximately 1 year later, she had an open lung biopsy in California and a benign abnormality was discovered. 

Please contribute to the differential diagnosis of these abnormalities.