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Atypical presentation of an atypical carcinoid.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19932277     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Carcinoids are malignant neuroendocrine tumors consisting of a spectrum of neoplasms from low-grade typical carcinoid to high-grade small cell carcinoma. Primary neuroendocrine lesions in the mediastinum, especially the thymic region, are rare. Therefore, presently no uniform criteria are available for diagnosis, staging, risk assessment, and treatment. Generally, carcinoid tumors are indolent. However, when they occur in the thymic region, these tumors should be considered as aggressive neoplasms with an elevated risk of local recurrence and distant metastases.
Vanessa Van Brandt; Stijn Heyman; Eric Van Marck; Jeroen Hendriks; Paul Van Schil
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  88     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-25     Completed Date:  2010-01-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2004-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Antwerp University Hospital, Antwerp, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Carcinoid Tumor / diagnosis*,  surgery
Diagnosis, Differential
Thymectomy / methods
Thymus Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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