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Table 1 Clinical and CT characteristics of 91 nodules in 78 patients

From: Localization of nonpalpable pulmonary nodules using CT-guided needle puncture

Variables  
Male/female 36/42
Mean age (years) 57.24 ± 9.40
Size (mm) Mean, 8.6; range, 3.0–23.0
 < 10 56 (61.5)
 10–20 32 (35.2)
 ≥ 20 3 (3.3)
Nodule from pleural distance (mm) Mean, 11.5; range, 3.0–31.3
 < 10 44 (48.3)
 10–20 34 (37.4)
 ≥ 20 13 (14.3)
Location  
 RUL 27 (29.7)
 RML 5 (5.5)
 RLL 16 (17.6)
 LUL 25 (27.4)
 LLL 18 (19.8)
Nodule density  
 Pure GGO 62 (68.1)
 Part-solid 27 (29.7)
 Solid 2 (2.2)
  1. Numbers in parentheses are percentages
  2. RUL right upper lobe, RML right middle lobe, RLL right lower lobe, LUL left upper lobe, LLL left lower lobe, GGO ground-glass opacity