Last revised by Daniel J Bell on 30 Aug 2019

A ditzel is an informal term widely used by radiologists to refer to indeterminate small pulmonary nodules 1

History and etymology

The etymology of the term ditzel is disputed. It might be derived from the American term 'ditzy' meaning silly or inane, but there is a lack of good evidence for this. Some have suggested a Yiddish origin due to its spelling and pronunciation, but there is no such word in Yiddish.

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