Diagnosis of peripheral pulmonary carcinoid tumor using endobronchial ultrasound

@inproceedings{Steinfort2008DiagnosisOP,
  title={Diagnosis of peripheral pulmonary carcinoid tumor using endobronchial ultrasound},
  author={Daniel P Steinfort and M. Finlay and Louis B. Irving},
  booktitle={Annals of thoracic medicine},
  year={2008}
}
A 51-year-old woman with severe asthma underwent bronchoscopy and endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) for investigation of a 15-mm peripheral lung nodule. Histology demonstrated a typical carcinoid tumor. Pulmonary location is the second commonest site for carcinoid tumors. Diagnosis of peripheral carcinoid tumor of the lung is difficult due to its small size, poor accuracy of cytologic diagnosis, and low sensitivity of positron emission tomography in detecting it. EBUS has a high diagnostic yield… CONTINUE READING
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