Carcinoid tumors of the lung

Last revised by Dr Yuranga Weerakkody on 22 Sep 2022

Carcinoid tumors of the lung are a subgroup of neuroendocrine tumors 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 tumors.

Pathology

Classification

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

Carcinoid tumors 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.

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: atypical peripheral carcinoid
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  • Case 2: bronchial carcinoid
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  • Case 3: endobronchial carcinoid
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