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BRONCHIAL CARCINOID TUMOUR

BRONCHIAL CARCINOID TUMOUR

Clinical History

This 57 year old man developed a cough with sputum and X-ray showed collapse of the upper lobe. A pneumonectomy was performed.

Pathology

The left upper lobe has been sliced longitudinally to display a spheroidal tumour mass 4 cm in diameter which projects into the upper lobe bronchus and obstructs it completely. The tumour has a homogeneous cut surface and appears encapsulated. The upper lobe has collapsed and there are yellow flecks in the lung tissue due to endogenous lipid pneumonia (seen best at the back of the specimen). Histological examination showed the tumour to be a bronchial carcinoid.

Note

See note, J4 U10