Letters Solitary pulmonary nodule

Authors’ reply to Llewellyn

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e3663 (Published 28 May 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e3663
  1. William McNulty, specialist registrar1,
  2. Giles Cox, consultant respiratory physician1,
  3. Iain Au-Yong, consultant radiologist1
  1. 1King’s Mill Hospital, Sutton-in-Ashfield NG17 4JL, UK
  1. iauyong{at}doctors.org.uk

Llewellyn gives an interesting insight into the intricacies of likelihood ratios.1 2 Investigating solitary pulmonary nodules may require multiple, invasive investigations with a significant burden on the patient. The probability of malignancy varies widely, depending on patient and radiological …

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