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Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2013 May 7;93(17):1321-3.

[Surgical treatment and prognostic analyses of bronchopulmonary carcinoid tumors].

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  • 1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Cancer Hospital, Peking Union Medical College & Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing 100021, China.



To explore the surgical treatment and prognostic factors of bronchopulmonary carcinoid tumors (BPC).


The clinical data of 65 patients undergoing surgery for BPC from May 1999 to December 2007 were reviewed retrospectively. The predictors of univariate and multivariate analyses included gender, age, smoking history, pathological type and tumor stage.


The procedures included segmentectomy (n = 1), lobectomy (n = 36), bilobectomy (n = 6), sleeve resection (n = 4), pneumonectomy (n = 11), carinal resection (n = 2), bronchoplastic resection (n = 4) and exploratory thoracotomy (n = 1). The 1- , 3- and 5-year overall survival rates were 86.2%, 73.8% and 64.6% respectively. Univariate analysis showed that gender (P = 0.029), age (P = 0.003), smoking history (P = 0.039), pathological type (P < 0.01), tumor stage (P < 0.01), postoperative radiochemotherapy (P < 0.01), lymph node metastasis (P < 0.01) and surgical type (P = 0.042) were prognostic factors. And multivariate analysis revealed that pathological type (P = 0.019) and lymph node metastasis (P < 0.01) were independent prognostic factors.


Surgery remains a first-choice for BPC. The major resection procedure is anatomical lobectomy or pneumonectomy. Both pathological type and lymph node metastasis are independent prognostic factors.

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