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Chir Ital. 1994;46(3):29-36.

[Pulmonary carcinoid tumors].

[Article in Italian]

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Istituto di Patologia Chirurgica, Università di Verona.


27 patients suffering from carcinoid of the lung (18 females and 9 males, middle age 52 years, range 26-68) underwent surgery in our department. The neoplasms were located at the pulmonary hilum in 21 cases. The diagnosis was occasional in 6 cases, cough (51.8%) and recurrent bronchitis (37%) were the most frequent symptoms. No instances of carcinoid syndrome were detected. Preoperative staging ruled out pathologic mediastinal lymph nodes or hematogenous metastases. 26 patients underwent complete excision of the neoplasm (11 lobectomies, 9 pneumonectomies, 4 bilobectomies, 1 segmental resection, 1 bronchial wedge resection). Histologically, 4 cases were categorized as atypical carcinoids. Two patients died within 1 year, one suffering from atypical carcinoid because of disease progression, and an other one (suffering from atypical carcinoid) who underwent only at exploratory thoracotomy followed by chemotherapy. A patient suffering from typical carcinoid died within 1.5 years because of gallbladder carcinoma. From our experience and from the literature review it appears that carcinoids has to be considered as malignant neoplasms and treated according to.

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