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Chest. 1995 Feb;107(2):556-8.

Bronchoscopic therapy in patients with intraluminal typical bronchial carcinoid.

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Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Free University Hospital Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To study the efficacy of bronchoscopic therapy in patients with intraluminal typical bronchial carcinoid.

DESIGN:

Retrospective analysis of the data of patients with bronchial carcinoid, treated primarily with bronchoscopic techniques such as Nd-YAG laser in various hospitals in the Netherlands.

SUBJECTS:

Eleven patients with pulmonary complaints, ages 22 to 60 years, who were found to have intraluminal typical bronchial carcinoid. BRONCHOSCOPIC INTERVENTIONS: Six of the 11 patients received Nd-YAG laser treatments, one received Nd-YAG laser plus photodynamic therapy, and the other four had mechanical tumor removal.

RESULTS:

Six patients were surgically treated after bronchoscopic therapy. The resected specimens showed no residual carcinoid. Median follow-up has been 70 months (range, 9 to 170 months). Five patients were not surgically treated after bronchoscopic therapy. Follow-up has been 27 to 246 months (median, 47 months) without signs of recurrence.

CONCLUSIONS:

In 11 patients with typical, intraluminal, bronchial carcinoids, bronchoscopic treatment seemed to result in excellent local control, with surgical proof of cure in 6 of 11 patients. Bronchoscopic approach may provide a tissue-sparing alternative for bronchoplastic surgery in a subset of patients with typical intraluminal bronchial carcinoids.

PMID:
7842794
DOI:
10.1378/chest.107.2.556
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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