Xenia L?pez Contreras1, Vanesa
L?pez Rodr?guez1, Sonia Herrero
Cebollero Rivas1, Jose Cascante
Rodrigo1, Angel Panizo2 and Javier Hueto
P?rez de Heredia1
Medicine Service, Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra, Pamplona,
Anatomy Service, Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra, Pamplona,
The bronchial carcinoid tumor represents the 2% of all lung tumors
showing a different behavior to other lung tumors.
To analyze the behavior of bronchial carcinoid tumors in our
retrospective observational study over a period of 20 years (1994-2014)
of patients diagnosed with carcinoid tumor in our hospital. Data was
obtained from the clinical records: clinical, pathological, diagnostic
method and survival.
patients. 66% male, mean age 54,6 years. 35% smoker, 38 % ex smoker,
27% no smoker. 56 (81%) typical, 13 (19%) atypical carcinoid tumor. The
mean greatest pathologic dimension was 21 ?10 mm; results
were not significantly different between typical and atypical (p =0,075)
asymptomatic 36, recurrent infection 10, hemoptysis 7, cough 6. It was
found that there was a consistent location of tumors. 82% of these
tumors were endobronchial in origin.
bronchoscopy 35 (51%), intraoperative biopsy 40 (28%) and transthoracic
puncture in 6 (9%). The most frequent surgical procedures were
lobectomy with lymphadenectomy in 28 patients (40,6%), lobectomy, 25
patients (36%), bilobectomy 9 (13%).
survival time intervals
During this period there was
of 13 cases (19%) on which 4 (6%) were associated with tumor
recurrence; being 1 of the group of typical and atypical 3.
In most cases the patients did not have symptoms at diagnosis
Bronchoscopy was the most frequent diagnosis method Lobectomy with
lymphadenectomy was the intervention in the highest percentage of cases.