Carcinoid tumours of the lung

Carcinoid tumours of the lung are a subgroup of neuroendocrine tumours of the lung, of lower grade than small cell carcinoma of the lung and large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the lung

For a general discussion, please refer to the article on carcinoid tumours.



Carcinoid tumours can be divided into two groups dependent on location:

Carcinoid tumours also can be divided into the two groups dependent on histology (requires resected specimen rather than biopsy 6) as follows:

Radiographic features

Please refer to location dependent subtypes above.

Lung cancer
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Article information

rID: 22431
System: Chest
Section: Gamuts
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Pulmonary carcinoid tumours
  • Pulmonary carcinoids
  • Carcinoid tumours of lung
  • Carcinoid tumour of the lung
  • Pulmonary carcinoid tumors
  • Carcinoid tumour of lung
  • Carcinoid tumor of the lung
  • Carcinoid tumor of lung
  • Pulmonary carcinoid tumour
  • Pulmonary carcinoid tumor
  • Pulmonary carcinoid

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    Case 1: atypical peripheral carcinoid
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    Case 2: bronchial carcinoid
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