Bronchial carcinoid presenting as multiple lung abscesses.


Bronchial carcinoid tumours is a rare group of pulmonary malignant neoplasm that is derived from neuroendocrine system. Bronchial carcinoid usually present with hilar masses, atelactasis, bronchiectasis, or post-obstructive pneumonia. This case describes a very unusual presentation of bronchial carcinoid tumour with multiple lung abscesses involving the whole lung. This report is of an adult lady who presented with multiple lung abscesses involving her whole of the right lung. She was found to have an endo-bronchial lesion in her right main bronchus which eventually turned out to be carcinoid tumour. She responded to resection and antibiotic therapy.

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@article{Waheed2013BronchialCP, title={Bronchial carcinoid presenting as multiple lung abscesses.}, author={Zeeshan Waheed and Muhammad Irfan and Saulat Hasnain Fatimi and Ruqaiya Shahid}, journal={Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP}, year={2013}, volume={23 3}, pages={229-30} }