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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2015, Article ID 802713, 3 pages
Case Report

Successful Pregnancies after the Treatment of a Thymic Carcinoid

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Multidisciplinary Breast Clinic Antwerpen, Gynecological Oncology Unit, Belgium

Received 3 February 2015; Accepted 19 May 2015

Academic Editor: Giampiero Capobianco

Copyright © 2015 Wiebren A. A. Tjalma. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The present report describes the case of a woman diagnosed with an adrenocorticotropic hormone- (ACTH-) secreting thymic carcinoid associated with Cushing’s syndrome. Treatment consisted of tumour resection and 131-I-meta-iodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) therapy. In spite of her iatrogenic menopausal state she twice became pregnant and delivered two healthy babies but developed recurrences during both pregnancies. The last recurrence presented as a primary breast cancer. Despite poor prognosis our patient survived for eleven years. To our knowledge this is the first report of successful pregnancy and delivery in a patient with a thymic carcinoid.