ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Surgical management of bronchial carcinoid tumors: 11-year experience
Erdoğan Dadaş1, Serhan Tanju2, Berker Özkan3, Yusuf Bayrak2, Erkan Kaba3, Şükrü Dilege4, Alper Toker3
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Medical Faculty of İstanbul University, İstanbul, Turkey
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Medical Faculty of Adıyaman University, Adıyaman, Turkey
2Departments of Thoracic Surgery, Vehbi Koç Foundation American Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
3Department of Thoracic Surgery, Medical Faculty of İstanbul University, İstanbul, Turkey
4Departments of Thoracic Surgery, Medical Faculty of Koç University, İstanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2014.9397
Background: This study aims to present surgical treatment, postoperative complications, and long-term outcomes in patients with a bronchial carcinoid tumor.

Methods: Between January 2000 and December 2010, 57 patients (34 females, 23 males; mean age 43 years; range 13 to 83 years) underwent pulmonary resection for pre- and postoperatively pathologically confirmed bronchial carcinoid tumors. Type of surgery, histopathological types of carcinoid tumor, postoperative complications, and long-term results were evaluated.

Results: Pathological examination revealed 44 (77%) typical and 13 (23%) atypical carcinoid tumors. Bronchial sleeve resection, pneumonectomy, lobectomy and sublobar resection were performed on 23 (40.3%), three (5.2%), 27 (47.3%) and four patients (7%), respectively. Eight patients (14%) had postoperative complications. There was no perioperative mortality. During the follow-up period, no mortality or local recurrence occurred.

Conclusion: During long-term follow-up period, parenchyma-sparing resections (sleeve lobectomy and bronchial sleeve resection) can achieve good prognosis in patients with typical carcinoid tumor if tumor free surgical margins can be obtained.

Keywords : Bronchial carcinoid tumor; long-term result; paranchyma sparing resection
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