Recurrence characteristics in resected pulmonary typical and atypical carcinoids


Introduction: Pulmonary typical and atypical carcinoids are widely considered indolent, although they can metastasize even with a very long relapse free interval. No standard follow-up strategy exists after a radical resection.

Aim(s): To evaluate the clinical characteristics of the recurrences in resected pulmonary carcinoids.

Materials and methods: We retrospectively reviewed data of about 159 patients who underwent surgical resection for pulmonary carcinoid from October 1998 to April 2009 at the European Institute of Oncology, in Milan.

Conference: 7th Annual ENETSConcerence (2010)

Presenting Author: Squadroni M

Authors: Squadroni M, Gasparri R, Pardolesi A, Spada F, Terzi S,

Keywords: pulmonary carcinoid, recurrence, relapse, follow-up, typical carcinoid, atypical carcinoid,

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