Pulmonary nodule mimicked by ECG lead artifact

Chest. 1989 Jan;95(1):237-8. doi: 10.1378/chest.95.1.237.


Recently, a new ECG lead has been introduced that can mimic a pulmonary nodule to the uninitiated. Alternatively, in those institutions where the lead is commonly seen, physicians may dismiss a real finding on the chest x-ray film as a lead "artifact." We describe the appearance of this new chest wall artifact.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Diagnostic Errors
  • Electrocardiography / instrumentation*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lung / diagnostic imaging*
  • Radiography
  • Solitary Pulmonary Nodule / diagnostic imaging*