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Pulmonary atypical carcinoid tumor in a 15-year-old girl: a case report and review of the literature

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Author(s): Bita Geramizadeh | Hamid Reza Foroutan | Mansoureh Shokripour | Amir Reza Dehghanian

Journal: Rare Tumors
ISSN 2036-3605

Volume: 5;
Issue: 3;
Start page: e45;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: pulmonary neoplasms | atypical carcinoid tumor | children

ABSTRACT
Primary pulmonary neoplasms in children are very rare, and because of their rarity, delays in diagnosis and treatment are common. Bronchial typical carcinoid accounts for 80% of primary malignant tumors, but, there are less than 40 proven cases in children reported in literature. Atypical carcinoids (AC) are the least common type of pulmonary carcinoids among children and to the best of our knowledge less than 10 cases have been reported in the English literature so far. Herein we present an extremely rare case of AC in a 15-year-old child and review the previously reported and published cases of pulmonary AC in pediatric age group.
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