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Tumor size and computed tomography attenuation of pulmonary pure ground-glass nodules are useful for predicting pathological invasiveness.

Authors
  • Eguchi, Takashi
  • Yoshizawa, Akihiko
  • Kawakami, Satoshi
  • Kumeda, Hirotaka
  • Umesaki, Tetsuya
  • Agatsuma, Hiroyuki
  • Sakaizawa, Takao
  • Tominaga, Yoshiaki
  • Toishi, Masayuki
  • Hashizume, Masahiro
  • Shiina, Takayuki
  • Yoshida, Kazuo
  • Asaka, Shiho
  • Matsushita, Mina
  • Koizumi, Tomonobu
Type
Published Article
Journal
PLoS ONE
Publisher
Public Library of Science
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Volume
9
Issue
5
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0097867
PMID: 24846292
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Tumor size and CT attenuation were predictive factors of pathological invasiveness for pulmonary GGNs. Use of a combination of tumor size and CT attenuation facilitated more accurate prediction of invasive adenocarcinoma than the use of these factors independently.

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