Carcinoid Lung Tumors Questions & Answers

Updated: Jul 05, 2018
  • Author: Mary C Mancini, MD, PhD, MMM; Chief Editor: Jeffrey C Milliken, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What are carcinoid lung tumors?

What are the gross anatomic features of carcinoid lung tumors?

What is the pathophysiology of carcinoid lung tumors?

What is the pathophysiology of carcinoid syndrome due to carcinoid lung tumors?

Which endocrine disorders are associated with carcinoid lung tumors?

What causes carcinoid lung tumors?

What is the prevalence of carcinoid lung tumors?

What is the prognosis of carcinoid lung tumors?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristics of carcinoid lung tumors?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the diagnosis of carcinoid lung tumors?

What is the role of chest radiography in the diagnosis of carcinoid lung tumors?

What is the role of CT scanning in the diagnosis of carcinoid lung tumors?

What is the role of MRI in the diagnosis of carcinoid lung tumors?

What is the role of PET scanning in the diagnosis of carcinoid lung tumors?

What is the role of radionuclide studies in the diagnosis of carcinoid lung tumors?

What is the role of bronchoscopy in the diagnosis of carcinoid lung tumors?

What is the role of fine-needle biopsy in the diagnosis of carcinoid lung tumors?

What is the role of percutaneous needle biopsy in the diagnosis of carcinoid lung tumors?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of typical carcinoid lung tumors?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of atypical carcinoid lung tumors?

How are carcinoid lung tumors staged?

Treatment

How are carcinoid lung tumors treated?

What is the role of medications in the treatment of carcinoid lung tumors?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of carcinoid lung tumors?

When is local resection indicated in the treatment of carcinoid lung tumors?

How are atypical carcinoid lung tumors treated surgically?

What is the role of Nd:YAG lasers in the treatment of carcinoid lung tumors?

What is included in the preoperative evaluation of carcinoid lung tumors?

How is surgery performed for carcinoid lung tumors?

What is included in postoperative care following carcinoid lung tumor resection?

How is pain managed following carcinoid lung tumor resection?

What are the possible complications following carcinoid lung tumor resection?

What is the treatment for bleeding following carcinoid lung tumor resection?

What is the treatment for atelectasis caused by carcinoid lung tumors?

What causes air leak following carcinoid lung tumor resection and how are they managed?

What is the treatment for respiratory insufficiency following carcinoid lung tumor resection?

What is the treatment for pleural infection and empyema following carcinoid lung tumor resection?

What is the treatment for cardiac arrhythmias following carcinoid lung tumor resection?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of carcinoid lung tumors?

Guidelines

How are carcinoid lung tumors graded and staged?

What is the WHO grading scheme for carcinoid lung tumors?

What are the guidelines for grading and staging carcinoid lung tumors?

What are the ENETS diagnostic guidelines for carcinoid lung tumors?

What are the NCCN treatment guidelines for carcinoid lung tumors?

How do the NANETS and ESMO treatment guidelines for carcinoid lung tumors differ from NCCN?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of carcinoid lung tumors?

Which medications in the drug class Antineoplastic Agents are used in the treatment of Carcinoid Lung Tumors?