ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Spontaneous massive hemothorax as an atypical presentation of bronchial carcinoid
Burçin Çelik1, Hüseyin Ulaş Çınar2, Hale Kefeli Çelik3
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Ondokuz Mayıs University Faculty of Medicine, Samsun, Türkiye
2Department of Thoracic Surgery, Medicana International Samsun Hospital, Samsun, Türkiye
3Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Samsun Training and Research Hospital, Samsun, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2022.20581
Bronchial carcinoid tumors can present with symptoms of distal airway obstruction, local airway irritation, or hemoptysis. Presentation with a spontaneous massive hemothorax has never been encountered before. In this article, we present a case of spontaneous massive hemothorax caused by the rupture of an atypical carcinoid tumor in the right upper lobe. The tumor appeared on the chest radiograph with a massive hemothorax surrounding the atelectatic lung. Spontaneous hemothorax associated with lung cancer is an exceedingly rare condition.
Keywords : Carcinoid tumor, hemothorax, lung, spontaneous
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