World Journal of Pathology Volume No 10

Case Report Open Access

Atypical Carcinoid Tumor of the Lungs: An Enigma

Francis Adedayo Faduyile, Daniel Ayodele Sanni, Sunday Sokunle Soyemi, Olufemi Joshua Taiwo and Adokiye Senebo Benebo
World Journal of Pathology 2012, 1:9


Introduction: Atypical carcinoid tumor is a rare pulmonary neoplasm, diagnosis of which is commonly missed. Recognition of this disease entity as a possible differential diagnosis of tuberculosis is important in managing patient with this disease.

Case report: Here we report case of a 53 years old patient who was treated in Lagos, Nigeria as a case of pulmonary tuberculosis and died subsequently of atypical bronchial carcinoid tumor that was never diagnosed antemortem.

Conclusions: Early detection and high index of suspicion is crucial in the treatment of atypical carcinoid due to poor prognosis, if not treated early.

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