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

ArticleinThe Annals of thoracic surgery 91(6):1966-7 · June 2011with6 Reads
Impact Factor: 3.85 · DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2010.11.027 · Source: PubMed


    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.