Carcinoids are tumors that originate from diffuse neuroendocrine system cells (APUD cells) and represent 1–2% of all pulmonary tumors. Although surgical resection remains the mainstay of treatment, bronchoscopic radical resection of typical carcinoids in selected cases exhibiting endoluminal growth and small implant base has also been explored. Bronchoscopic removal of endobronchial lesions may also reduce the risk of post-obstructive infections and improve pulmonary function, allowing the patient to undergo surgery in better clinical and respiratory state. In this paper we have evaluated the impact on surgical planning and outcome of preoperative bronchoscopic resection in treatment of endobronchial typical carcinoids. Our observations further support the role of bronchoscopic treatment before surgery in endobronchial typical carcinoids.
|Titolo:||Pre-surgical bronchoscopic treatment for typical endobronchial carcinoids|
|Autori interni:||MAZZARELLA, Gennaro|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Rivista:||INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SURGERY|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|