Pancreatic metastases from a bronchopulmonary carcinoid diagnosed by endoscopic ultrasonography-guided fine-needle tissue acquisition

Guido Costamagna, Guido Rindi, Alberto Leonardo Larghi, Francesca Lugli, Francesco Anastasi, Alessandra Fusco, Germano Perotti, Laura De Marinis Grasso, Vijay Sharma, Antonella Carnuccio

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Abstract

Nearly 25% of well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumors—carcinoids—arise within the bronchopulmonary (BP) system where they represent about 2% of all primary lung tumors.1,2 According to their histological phenotype, BP carcinoids (BPCs) are currently classified as typical and atypical, based on focal necrosis and/or mitotic count per 10 high-power field.3 Atypical BPCs are characterized by high incidence of regional lymph node metastasis,4 whereas distant metastases occur less frequently, the most common sites being liver, bone, and adrenals.5 We present a patient with an atypical BPC who developed pancreatic metastases diagnosed by endoscopic ultrasonography–guided fine-needle tissue acquisition (EUS-FNTA).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)502-504
Number of pages3
JournalPancreas
Volume41
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Ki 67 antigen
  • bronchus carcinoid
  • cancer diagnosis
  • case report
  • chromogranin A
  • computer assisted tomography
  • endoscopic echography
  • hemoptysis
  • histopathology
  • human
  • immunohistochemistry
  • letter
  • lobectomy
  • lung lobe
  • lymph node metastasis
  • male
  • metastasis
  • needle biopsy
  • pancreas cancer
  • pancreas duct
  • pancreas metastasis
  • pentetate indium in 111
  • pentetreotide in 111
  • priority journal
  • scintillation camera
  • smoking
  • synaptophysin
  • thyroid transcription factor 1, aged
  • whole body scintiscanning

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