Carcinoid tumour behind bronchiectasis.


This report describes a female patient with bronchiectasis, presented to our department with recurrent hemoptysis. Bronchoscopy revealed nothing else but blood arising from the upper lobe bronchus. High resolution computing tomography of the lung (HRCT) revealed bronchiectasis of the upper lobe. A right upper lobectomy was performed. Behind bronchiectasis multiple nodular lesions, 5-10 mm were observed. Histological and immunohistochemical examination revealed findings consistent with peripheral typical bronchial carcinoids.

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@article{Charokopos2006CarcinoidTB, title={Carcinoid tumour behind bronchiectasis.}, author={Nicholas A Charokopos and Maria Tsiamita and Kiriakos P Karkoulias and Dimitra Koumoundourou and Christina Aletra and Dimitrios V. Dougenis and Kostas Spiropoulos}, journal={Monaldi archives for chest disease = Archivio Monaldi per le malattie del torace}, year={2006}, volume={65 2}, pages={110-3} }