carcinoid

Carcinoid tumourlet

What is a carcinoid tumourlet? A carcinoid tumourlet is a group of neuroendocrine cells in the lung that measures less than 5 millimeters in size. In addition to the size, a group of neuroendocrine cells can only be called a tumourlet if the cells do not show any abnormal features such as an increased number …
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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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Typical carcinoid tumour of the lung

What is a typical carcinoid tumour of the lung? A typical carcinoid tumour is a slow-growing 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 …
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Carcinoid

Carcinoid is a type of cancer made up of neuroendocrine cells. Most start in the lungs where they are divided into two groups – typical carcinoid and atypical carcinoid. These tumours can also be found in the colon and pancreas where they are usually given the name well differentiated neuroendocrine tumour. Is a carcinoid a …
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