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Revista americana de medicina respiratoria

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BISERO, Elsa; LUQUE, Graciela; LOMBARDERO, Lorena  and  PICON, Armando. Tumor carcinoide pulmonar: A propósito de un caso. Rev. am. med. respir. [online]. 2014, vol.14, n.3, pp.318-322. ISSN 1852-236X.

The pulmonary carcinoid tumor (CT) is a type of cancerous tumor composed of neuroendocrine cells. It represents 1 or 2% of all pulmonary tumors. In the past, these tumors were grouped into a category of neoplasias called bronchial adenomas. They are considered benign or little aggressive. They are classified in central and peripheral tumors depending on their location and in histologic typical and atypical tumors depending on the number of mitosis and the presence or absence of necrosis. They have a wide variety of clinical presentation, with different degrees of aggressiveness and prognosis. The diagnosis is usually late. Our purpose was to present a pediatric case of central and typical pulmonary carcinoid tumor.

Keywords : Carcinoid tumor; Atypical carcinoid; Large cell neuroendocrine tumor; Small cell carcinoma.

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