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Facial flushing due to multifocal tumorlets in the lung with bronchiectasis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19632427     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Facial flushing attacks as a Carcinoid syndrome are quite a rare presentation in pulmonary tumorlets and bronchiectasis. We experienced a case in which a 43-year-old woman with bronchiectasis presented to our department with continuous facial flushing attacks for 3 years in the absence of bronchiectasis symptom. Computed tomographic scans revealed bronchiectasis of the left lower lobe and no tumor. A left lower lobectomy was performed, and multiple tumorlets were observed on microscopic examination among the bronchiectasis. Histologic and immunohistochemical examination revealed findings consistent with diffuse tumorlets and bronchiectasis in the lung.
Baoxing Liu; Qiang Pu; Lunxu Liu; Guowei Che
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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 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-27     Completed Date:  2009-08-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  641-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, West-China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.
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MeSH Terms
Bronchi / pathology
Bronchiectasis / complications*,  pathology,  radiography
Chronic Disease
Dilatation, Pathologic
Flushing / etiology*
Lung Neoplasms / complications*,  pathology,  surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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