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Pediatric Bronchial Carcinoid Tumors

A Case Series and Review of the Literature

Potter, Samara L., MD, MBA*; HaDuong, Josephine, MD; Okcu, Fatih, MD, MPH*; Wu, Hao, MD, PhD; Chintagumpala, Murali, MD*; Venkatramani, Rajkumar, MD, MS*

Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology: January 2019 - Volume 41 - Issue 1 - p 67–70
doi: 10.1097/MPH.0000000000001100
Clinical and Laboratory Observations

Bronchial carcinoid tumor, while rare, remains the most common primary malignant lung tumor in children. We present a retrospective analysis of 7 patients with typical bronchial carcinoid tumors diagnosed at 2 pediatric tertiary care referral centers between 1990 and 2014. The most common presenting symptom was pneumonia, followed by respiratory distress. Somatostatin scans were performed in selected patients. All patients had negative resection margin following surgery and were alive without disease at last follow-up. Typical carcinoid tumors have a good prognosis following definitive surgical resection. A review of published literature on pediatric bronchial carcinoid tumors is provided.

*Department of Pediatrics, Texas Children’s Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine

Department of Pathology and Immunology, Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Division of Oncology, Hyundai Cancer Center, Children’s Hospital of Orange County, Orange, CA

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Reprints: Rajkumar Venkatramani, MD, MS, Texas Children’s Hospital, 6701 Fannin Street, Suite 1510, Houston, TX 77030 (e-mail:

Received July 25, 2017

Accepted October 25, 2017

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