Pure ground glass nodules

Pure ground glass lung nodules are a subtype of ground glass lung nodules where there is no associated solid component.

They have been shown to represent various pathologies such as 1,3

According to one study, conducted in nodules measuring between 3-20 mm over a two-year period without a history of malignancy, 90% did not grow on follow-up 2.

Fleischner Society pulmonary nodule recommendations

Article information

rID: 28314
System: Chest, Oncology
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • nonsolid nodule
  • Focal ground-glass opacity
  • Focal ground-glass opacification
  • Pure ground glass lung nodules
  • Pure ground glass pulmonary nodules
  • Pure ground glass nodular opacities
  • Pure ground glass nodular opacity
  • Pure ground glass lung nodule
  • Pure ground glass pulmonary nodule

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1 : minimally invasive adenocarcinoma of lung
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