A 64-Year-Old Woman With an Incidental Pulmonary Nodule

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CASE PRESENTATION:A 64-year-old Latin American woman was referred for evaluation of an incidental pulmonary nodule. She had originally presented to her primary care physician with complaints of abdominal pain warranting a CT scan of the abdomen, which revealed a right lower lobe pulmonary nodule. She denied any complaints of shortness of breath or cough. Review of systems was unremarkable and medical history was significant for hypertension only. She also denied primary or secondary tobacco exposure or any recreational drug abuse. Patient denied any recent travels and resided in Houston, Texas. There was no family history of malignancy or lung disease.

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