Somatostatin Analogs (SSA) in Patients with Diffuse Idiopathic Pulmonary Neuroendocrine Cell Hyperplasia: A Case Series Abstract #924

Introduction: Diffuse idiopathic pulmonary neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia (DIPNECH) is a rare lung disease associated with proliferation of neuroendocrine cells in the lung. Although typically considered a benign condition, DIPNECH causes chronic, progressive cough and dyspnea. There have been no treatments described in the literature.
Aim(s): To assess changes in symptoms and pulmonary function tests (PFTs) in response to somatostatin analog (SSA) treatment.
Materials and methods: Eighteen patients with DIPNECH were treated with SSAs at the Moffitt and Hadassah Medical Centers. Sixteen of the patients were symptomatic with chronic cough and/or dyspnea prior to treatment. Their charts were reviewed to assess changes in symptoms and PFTs.
Conference: 11th Annual ENETS Conference 2014 (2014)
Category: Medical treatment - SMS analogues, interferon
Presenting Author: Dr. Jonathan R Strosberg

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