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J Med Case Rep. 2008 Jan 25;2:21. doi: 10.1186/1752-1947-2-21.

Diffuse idiopathic pulmonary neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia (DIPNECH) in association with an adenocarcinoma: a case report.

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Institute of Pathology, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany. arne.warth@med.uni-heidelberg.de

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Diffuse idiopathic pulmonary neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia (DIPNECH) is a rare disorder and information on this disease is limited, especially with regard to its management and prognosis. It has become generally accepted that DIPNECH is a precursor lesion to pulmonary carcinoid tumors.

CASE PRESENTATION:

Here we report on a 60-year-old female patient with DIPNECH and an associated pulmonary adenocarcinoma.

CONCLUSION:

This case contributes to a better understanding of the disorder and its associated pathologies.

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