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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 236-238

Atypical carcinoid tumor of the lung: A rare entity

1 Department of Respiratory Medicine, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Pathology, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Dr. Rajiv Garg
Department of Respiratory Medicine, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/lungindia.lungindia_111_16

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Carcinoids account for approximately 2% of all lung tumors, and the atypical carcinoids (ACs) are much rarer than typical carcinoid. Here, we report a rare case of AC tumor of the lung. A 50-year-old female patient presented with left-sided chest pain for 1 year, cough for 6 months, and loss of appetite for 6 months. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography scan of the thorax revealed an ill-defined heterogeneously enhancing soft-tissue attenuation lesion in the mediastinum following which transthoracic biopsy was done. Histomorphology and immunohistochemistry were consistent with AC, a neuroendocrine tumor. Combination chemotherapy consisting of cisplatin and etoposide was administered as initial chemotherapy.

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