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Pulmonary Tumourlets: Case Report and Review of Literature

Swati Agarwal, Kumud Gupta, Shalini Mullick, Aastha Chauhan, R.K. Dewan

Keywords : Pulmonary tumourlets, Carcinoid, Neuroendocrine hyperplasia, Bullectomy

Citation Information : Agarwal S, Gupta K, Mullick S, Chauhan A, Dewan R. Pulmonary Tumourlets: Case Report and Review of Literature. Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 2015; 57 (4):235-238.

DOI: 10.5005/ijcdas-57-4-235

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 18-11-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; The Author(s).


We report a case of tumourlets of the lung associated with carcinoid and neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia, found incidentally in a 30-year-old woman, who underwent bullectomy for pneumothorax. These lesions are histologically similar to carcinoid, but differ in molecular pathogenesis about which little is known. Their nature and significance is debated. Here, we point out the importance of histological, clinical, and diagnostic aspects and follow-up to have evidence of eventual malignant evolution.

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