Carcinoids, defined as well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumors, are classified as typical or atypical based on their microscopic pathological features. Typical carcinoids have a favorable prognosis after complete resection, with 10-year survival rates of up to 90%. We present the surgical strategy used to achieve a left pneumonectomy and the indications for cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) support in a patient with a huge typical carcinoid tumor.
Resection of giant typical carcinoid tumor with cardiopulmonary bypass support / Ampollini L; Carbognani P; Rusca M; Bobbio A.. - In: THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGEON. - ISSN 0171-6425. - 58 (8)(2010), pp. 500-502. [10.1055/s-0030-1250100]