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Bronchial carcinoid tumor
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Bronchial carcinoid tumor

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Contributors: Mary Anne Morgan MD, Ryan R. Walsh MD, Joshua J. Jarvis MD, Alastair Moore MD
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Synopsis

Rare, malignant, neuroendocrine neoplasms of the bronchial mucosa, with a majority arising in the proximal airways. Size varies from 2-5 cm. The majority are well-differentiated, associated with a survival rate of 5+ years, and are less likely to metastasize than the atypical variation. Occurs in adulthood with an approximate average age of diagnosis at 45. Common findings include cough, dyspnea, chest pain, hemoptysis, wheezing, and reoccurring pneumonia. Uncommonly, the tumor may produce hormones that cause acromegaly, Cushing syndrome, and carcinoid syndrome.

Treatments include surgical resection, with possible chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

Codes

ICD10CM:
D38.1 – Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of trachea, bronchus and lung

SNOMEDCT:
253003009 – Carcinoid Bronchial Adenoma

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Bronchial carcinoid tumor : Chest pain, Cough, Recurring episodes or relapses, Solitary pulmonary nodule/mass, Dyspnea, Hemoptysis, Wheezing
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Coronal CT image demonstrates a soft tissue density nodule within the left mainstem bronchus. Bronchoscopic biopsy was consistent with endobronchial carcinoid.
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