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Chirurgia 2008 August;21(4):219-21

Copyright © 2008 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Oncocytic carcinoid of the lung

Maeda R. 1, Isowa N. 1, Onuma H. 2, Miura H. 2

1 Division of Thoracic Surgery, Matsue Red Cross Hospital, Shimane, Japan 2 Division of Pathology, Matsue Red Cross Hospital Shimane, Japan


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We report a rare case of oncocytic carcinoid of the lung in a 55-year-old man. A computed tomographic scan of the chest and positron emission tomography showed a well-defined nodule measuring 1.2 cm×1.0 cm in the right lower lobe with only slight 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose accumulation. Wedge resection of the nodule using videothoracoscopy was performed to obtain a definitive diagnosis. Since intraoperative histological analysis revealed typical carcinoid, anterior basal segmentectomy of the right lower lobe with hilar and segmental lymph node sampling was done. The final diagnosis was oncocytic carcinoid.

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