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[Recurrent pneumonia revealing a bronchial carcinoid tumor: report of two cases]

Abstract : Carcinoid tumors are the most common endobronchial tumor in the pediatric population, and represent a rare cause of airway obstruction. The authors report two cases of boys aged 10 and 11 years old, who presented with a 12-month history of recurrent pneumonia. Bronchial endoscopy showed an endobronchial tumor. Chest CT-scan identified local extension and lung-associated lesions; octreoscan was performed to detect distant metastases. Histopathological study concluded in typical carcinoid tumor. The outcome after surgical conservative resection is uneventful with a follow-up of 7 and 26 months. Bronchial tumors must be considered in children with recurrent pneumonia or persistant respiratory symptoms, and require CT scan and bronchial endoscopy for their diagnosis.
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Eglantine Hullo, Catherine Llerena, Chantal Durand, Christian Piolat, Dominique Plantaz, et al.. [Recurrent pneumonia revealing a bronchial carcinoid tumor: report of two cases]. Archives de Pédiatrie, Elsevier, 2007, 14 (8), pp.1036-40. ⟨10.1016/j.arcped.2007.04.009⟩. ⟨inserm-00347247⟩



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