Bronchial carcinoid tumors: radiologic observations in 49 cases.

  title={Bronchial carcinoid tumors: radiologic observations in 49 cases.},
  author={Renato Nessi and P Basso Ricci and S Basso Ricci and Martino Bosco and Marcel Blanc and Carla Uslenghi},
  journal={Journal of thoracic imaging},
  volume={6 2},
A retrospective evaluation was performed of radiographs obtained in 49 cases of bronchial carcinoid at presentation and during a follow-up period of 12 years. Histologic diagnosis from the surgical specimen was available in all cases. Carcinoids appeared most frequently (77%) as round or oval opacities with sharp and often notched margins. They often induced airway compression with pulmonary atelectasis; enlarged hilar lymph nodes from metastasis were rare. Recurrence after surgical removal was… CONTINUE READING