Endoscopic treatment of bronchial carcinoids in comparison to surgical resection: a retrospective study.

@article{Neyman2012EndoscopicTO,
  title={Endoscopic treatment of bronchial carcinoids in comparison to surgical resection: a retrospective study.},
  author={Kirill Neyman and Arve Sundset and Anne Naalsund and Andreas Espinoza and Steinar Solberg and Johny Steinar Kongerud and E. Ray Fosse},
  journal={Journal of bronchology & interventional pulmonology},
  year={2012},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={29-34}
}
BACKGROUND Surgery is the gold standard of lung carcinoid treatment. However, bronchoscopic treatment may provide a complete cure in selected patients. The aim of the study was to review the results of laser treatment of bronchial carcinoids and to compare the outcome after laser resection against the outcome after surgical resection. METHODS Seventy-three patients, 29 men and 44 women, median age 53 years (range, 23 to 78 y), with bronchial carcinoids were treated by surgical resection (n=48… CONTINUE READING
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