atypical carcinoid

Atypical carcinoid tumour of the lung

What is an atypical carcinoid tumour? An atypical carcinoid tumour is a type of lung cancer made up of neuroendocrine cells. In the lung, this tumour starts from the neuroendocrine cells normally found in the walls of the airways and is often located in the central part of the lung near the heart. Since it is …
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What is a carcinoid? A carcinoid is a tumour made up of specialized neuroendocrine cells. Most carcinoids start in the lungs where they are divided into two groups – typical carcinoid and atypical carcinoid. Carcinoid tumours can also be found in the colon and pancreas where they are usually given the name well differentiated neuroendocrine tumour. …
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