Endobronchial carcinoid tumor


This case demonstrates the importance of paying attention to the airways when evaluating every chest x-ray. This young patient presented with worrisome symptoms and an evident endobronchial mass on his first x-ray which was flagged as normal.

The patient went on to have a left lower lobectomy and sleeve procedure with an uneventful recovery.

Pathology confirmed an endobronchial carcinoid tumor which was entirely resected.