Turkish Thoracic Journal
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Spontaneous Partial Regression of a Carcinoid Tumor: Radiology May Not Capture the Real Picture

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Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Pacific Institute of Medical Sciences, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

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Department of Pulmonary Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

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Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

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Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Pacific Medical College and Hospital, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Turk Thorac J 2019; 20: 153-156
DOI: 10.5152/TurkThoracJ.2018.18059
Read: 1382 Downloads: 237 Published: 18 July 2019

Abstract

A partial or complete resolution of the neoplastic lesion, either spontaneously or in the presence of therapy that is considered inadequate to exert significant influence on the growth of the neoplastic lesion, is considered a spontaneous regression. This phenomenon is extremely rare in lung neoplasms. A close follow up with imaging along with bronchoscopy and a biopsy of the lesion is essential, as they may have potential for distant spread even during radiological regression. Here, we report a case of a partial resolution of a bronchial carcinoid tumor that had a high mitotic activity and was resected.

 

Cite this article as: Kuwal A, Chauhan N, Dutt N et al. Spontaneous Partial Regression of a Carcinoid Tumor: Radiology May Not Capture the Real Picture. Turk Thorac J 2019; 20(2): 153-6.

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