Lung India

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

Atypical carcinoid tumor of the lung: A rare entity


Rajiv Garg1, Rahul Kumar1, Pradyumn Singh2, Silpa Kshetrimayum1 
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

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Rajiv Garg
Department of Respiratory Medicine, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Garg R, Kumar R, Singh P, Kshetrimayum S. Atypical carcinoid tumor of the lung: A rare entity.Lung India 2019;36:236-238


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Garg R, Kumar R, Singh P, Kshetrimayum S. Atypical carcinoid tumor of the lung: A rare entity. Lung India [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Aug 19 ];36:236-238
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