Case 4--Asymptomatic Pulmonary Nodule

Clinical history: A 61-year-old man was noted to have a 3 cm nodule on a routine chest film. He was a 50 pack-year smoker and had a history of COPD with occasional morning cough, but he denied chest pain or dyspnea. He did not use inhalers and could walk up to 1.5 miles without shortness of breath. There was no history of fever, chills, or weight loss. He had worked as a mechanic. There was no history of tuberculosis. Physical examination and routine laboratory tests were normal. No old chest radiographs were available. The tumor was removed.

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