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  nivia1997 - 12/21/16 00:30
 
  A 59-year-old Caucasian man comes to see you in the office with complaints of cough, runny nose, and slight difficulty in breathing. His symptoms have been present for the past two weeks. He has a history of hypertension, coronary artery disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He also has a 40-pack-year history of smoking and continues to smoke one pack of cigarettes daily. On physical examination, he has a temperature of 37.6C (99.8F), blood pressure of 110/72 mmHg, and respiratory rate of 18/min. His lung exam reveals bilateral scattered rhonchi. You send the patient to the radiology department for a chest x-ray. That same day, in the afternoon, the radiologist calls to inform you that the patient has a 1.5 cm peripherally located nodule in the left lower lobe of the lung.
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Which of the following is the most appropriate initial step in the management of the patient?
A) Reassure the patient that the lesion is probably benign.
B) Review all the old chest radiographs.
C) Obtain a chest CT scan.
D) Schedule him for a fiberoptic bronchoscopy.
E) Schedule the patient for video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery.
 
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  monter - 12/22/16 10:25
 
  B

review the old ones
 
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