ID 110851
Author
Okano, Yoshio Departments of Respiratory Medicine, National Hospital Organization
Inayama, Mami Departments of Respiratory Medicine, National Hospital Organization
Hatakeyama, Nobuo Departments of Respiratory Medicine, National Hospital Organization
Hino, Hiroyuki Departments of Respiratory Medicine, National Hospital Organization
Iwahara, Yoshito Departments of Respiratory Medicine, National Hospital Organization
Motoki, Tokuji Departments of Respiratory Medicine, National Hospital Organization
Naruse, Keishi Department of Pathology, National Hospital Organization, Kochi Hospital
Yokota, Yoshio Yokota Clinic
Ogushi, Fumitaka Departments of Respiratory Medicine, National Hospital Organization
Keywords
atypical carcinoid
lung
computed tomography
video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
We report an autopsy case of rapid progressive atypical carcinoid of the lung discovered as multiple nodular shadows. The patient was an 82-year-old man with nonproductive cough. Both chest radiography and computed tomography revealed multiple nodules in both the lung and pleural effusion. Multiple metastases to bone and liver were also noted. Samples from the wall-side pleural lesion were obtained by videoassisted thoracoscopic surgery under local anesthesia, and histological examination led to a diagnosis of atypical carcinoid. Treatment was ineffective and the patient died on day 39 after admission. The primary site was identified as the lung after autopsy. We believe that early detection is crucial in the treatment of atypical carcinoid due to poor prognosis.
Journal Title
The journal of medical investigation : JMI
ISSN
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
Volume
55
Issue
1-2
Start Page
142
End Page
146
Sort Key
142
Published Date
2008-02
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language
eng
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