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Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 1564819, 4 pages
Case Report

Metastatic Recurrence of Typical Pulmonary Carcinoid Accompanied by Carcinoid Syndrome, Successfully Treated with Octreotide LAR

1Department of Respiratory Medicine, Funabashi Municipal Medical Center, Chiba, Japan
2Department of Medical Oncology, Funabashi Municipal Medical Center, Chiba, Japan
3Department of Pathology, Funabashi Municipal Medical Center, Chiba, Japan

Correspondence should be addressed to Satoshi Hirano

Received 9 September 2017; Accepted 23 November 2017; Published 28 December 2017

Academic Editor: Jeanine M. Buchanich

Copyright © 2017 Asako Yanagisawa et al. 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.


We present a case of metastatic recurrence of carcinoid tumor accompanied by carcinoid syndrome in a 68-year-old Japanese man, 12 years after resection of typical pulmonary carcinoid. Histopathologic examination from percutaneous liver biopsy revealed metastatic typical carcinoid. Clinical symptoms gradually improved after administration of octreotide LAR. Two years after starting treatment, the disease remains well controlled. This case report illustrates the possibility of antiproliferative effects of octreotide LAR on typical pulmonary carcinoid.