Atypical presentation of typical carcinoid

Karim El-Kersh, Umair Gauhar, Mohamed Saad

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Bronchial carcinoid tumours can present with symptoms of distal airway obstruction, local airway irritation or bleeding due to hypervascularity. Presentation with a spontaneous pneumothorax (SP) is rare. We present a case of typical endobronchial carcinoid tumour that presented with a SP. We explored the possible mechanisms of this rare presentation, especially the check-valve mechanism of airway obstruction, which was evident during the fiberoptic bronchoscopic examination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalBMJ case reports
StatePublished - Jan 17 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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