Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2009; 57(1): 58-60
DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1038467
Case Reports

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Multiple Synchronous Bronchial Carcinoid Tumors: Report of a Case

S. M. Camargo1 , T. N. Machuca1 , A. L. S. Moreira2 , S. M. Schio1 , J. S. Moreira2 , J. J. P. Camargo1
  • 1Thoracic Surgery, Santa Casa de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • 2Pulmonology, Santa Casa de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Brazil
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Publication History

Received January 6, 2008

Publication Date:
23 January 2009 (online)

Introduction

Bronchial carcinoids are malignant neoplasms believed to derive from a specialized network of neuroendocrine cells known as Kulchitsky's cells. They account for 1 – 2 % of all pulmonary malignancies [1]. A central lesion involving up to the first segmental bronchus is the most common clinical setting, with fewer cases presenting as peripheral lesions. The presentation of multiple peripheral lesions is extremely rare, and is limited to a few case reports. We report an additional case in a patient with bilateral lesions treated by sequential resections.

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