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Focus on treatment of lung carcinoid tumor

Authors Noel-Savina E, Descourt R

Received 2 July 2013

Accepted for publication 22 September 2013

Published 25 October 2013 Volume 2013:6 Pages 1533—1537


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Elise Noel-Savina,1 Renaud Descourt2

1Pulmonary Service, 2Thoracic Oncology Service, Hospital de la Cavale Blanche, CHU – Brest, Brest, France

Abstract: Bronchial typical carcinoid tumors are neuroendocrine bronchopulmonary tumors with a low-grade malignancy, and an atypical carcinoid is an intermediate form of these tumors. There is a lack of knowledge on the optimal treatment for these tumors. The surgical treatment of choice consists of a lobectomy supplemented by dissection. The benefit of chemotherapy and radiotherapy is unclear. Targeted therapy could be used in this condition, but there is a lack of research recommending it.

Keywords: carcinoid tumor, neuroendocrine tumor, bronchopulmonary tumor, treatment

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