ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Atypical carcinoid tumor of the thymus: two case reports
Ersin Sapmaz1, Kuthan Kavaklı1, Hasan Çaylak1, Ertuğrul Çelik2, Sedat Gürkök1
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Gülhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Pathology, Gülhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.4768
Carcinoid tumors of thymus originating from neuroendocrine cells of thymus are seen very rarely. It is three times more in male. Clinically, thymic atypical carcinoid tumor demonstrates a more aggressive course than thymic typical carcinoid tumor. The disease-free survival rate is usually worse. The primary choice of treatment is extended resection which should be achieved tumor-free resection margins. The efficacy of radiotherapy and chemotherapy is still unclear. In this article, we present two cases who had atypical carcinoid tumor with adrenal insufficiency in one and Cushing disease in other.
Keywords : Carcinoid tumor; thoracic surgery; thymus
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