Lung and Thymic Carcinoids

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Abstract

Carcinoids of the lung and thymus are rare thoracic cancers. In general, lung carcinoid tumors have a favorable prognosis, particularly when diagnosed at an early stage and treated with surgical resection. Thymic neuroendocrine tumors may be associated with multiple endocrine neoplasia-1 syndrome, tend to have a more aggressive natural history, and relatively frequently secrete ectopic adrenocorticotropic hormone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)699-709
Number of pages11
JournalEndocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America
Volume47
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2018

Keywords

  • Carcinoid
  • Lung carcinoid
  • Lung neuroendocrine
  • Thymic carcinoid
  • Thymic neuroendocrine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology

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