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AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011 Mar;196(3):533-43. doi: 10.2214/AJR.10.5813.

Ground-glass nodules on chest CT as imaging biomarkers in the management of lung adenocarcinoma.

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Department of Radiology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Institute of Radiation Medicine, Seoul National University Medical Research Center, Daehangno, Jongno-gu, Korea. jmgoo@plaza.snu.ac.kr

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The purpose of this article is to review the clinical significance of ground-glass nodules (GGNs) in the management of lung adenocarcinoma.

CONCLUSION:

GGNs can serve as imaging biomarkers that represent the bronchioloalveolar carcinoma component in adenocarcinoma on histology and indicate a better prognosis in patients with lung adenocarcinoma. The evolution of GGNs reflects the multistep progression of adenocarcinoma. Despite the high probability of malignancy of GGNs, the possibility of overdiagnosis should be considered in the management of GGNs.

PMID:
21343494
DOI:
10.2214/AJR.10.5813
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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