Cystic Degeneration of a Carcinoid Lung Tumor: An Uncommon Cause of an Intrathoracic Cyst

Cardiothoracic Surgery, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Prenton, UK.
The Annals of thoracic surgery (Impact Factor: 3.85). 06/2011; 91(6):1966-7. DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2010.11.027
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Carcinoid tumor is a rare, slow-growing neuroendocrine tumor that accounts for less than 1% of all lung tumors. It occurs most commonly in the midgut, then the lung, and usually presents as a solid lesion. We report a patient with a typical carcinoid tumor that had undergone cystic degeneration.

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