ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Bronchial carcinoid tumor supplied from thoracic aorta
İsa Döngel1, Hakan İmamoğlu2, Mehmet Bayram3
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Sivas Numune Hospital, Sivas, Turkey
2Department of Radiology, Sivas Numune Hospital, Sivas, Turkey
3Department of Chest Diseases, Bezm-i Alem Vakıf University, İstanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.5870
Bronchial carcinoid tumors are neuroendocrine tumors which account for approximately 1% of tracheobronchial tree tumors. Symptoms depend on localization and size of tumor or secreting neuroendocrine hormones. In this article, we report a 48-year-old female case who was admitted with dyspnea, retrosternal pain and asthma-like symptoms. Computed tomography revealed a centrally located mass lesion with vascular supply from an aberrant artery arising from the thoracic aorta. No endobronchial lesion was present on bronchoscopy. Left thoracotomy was performed and aberrant artery was ligated and cut. Left lower lobectomy and mediastinal lymph node dissection were performed. Histopathological examination revealed a typical carcinoid tumor without lymph node invasion. After a 21-month follow-up, she is clinically well without recurrence.
Keywords : Artery; lung cancer; neuroendocrine
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