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Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases 2011;70(6):521-525.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4046/trd.2011.70.6.521    Published online June 1, 2011.
A Case of Atypical Bronchial Carcinoid Treated by Cryotherapy.
Hye Ok Kim, , Se Joong Kim, , Seung Hyeun Lee, , Eun Joo Lee, , Gyu Young Hur, , Sung Yong Lee, , Sang Yeub Lee, , Je Hyeong Kim, , Chol Shin, , Jae Jeong Shim, , Kwang Ho In, , Kyung Ho Kang, , Se Hwa Yoo,
Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. syl0801@korea.ac.kr
Abstract
Bronchial carcinoid tumors are relatively uncommon neoplasms that are considered to be malignant tumors of low to intermediate grade. They are classified by pathologic features as typical or atypical carcinoids and have distinctly different prognoses and therapeutic options. Surgery is the treatment of choice in typical and atypical carcinoid tumors but the approach has been changing. Recently, several studies have described experiences using other technologies as adjuncts to bronchoscopic resection, technologies such as laser and cryotherapy with curative intent in endoluminal typical carcinoids. Here we present a case of atypical bronchial carcinoid that was treated with bronchoscopic cryotherapy.
Key Words: Carcinoid Tumor, Bronchoscopy, Cryotherapy


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