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Case Reports in Pathology
Volume 2016, Article ID 3419725, 4 pages
Case Report

Diffuse Neuroendocrine Cell Hyperplasia: Report of Two Cases

1Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara University, Sıhhiye, 06100 Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Thoracic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey

Received 3 February 2016; Accepted 27 April 2016

Academic Editor: Tibor Tot

Copyright © 2016 Cevriye Cansız Ersöz 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.


Diffuse idiopathic pulmonary neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia (DIPNECH) is a rare pulmonary disorder characterised by a proliferation of neuroendocrine cells within the lung. It is believed that a minority of the patients with DIPNECH can develop carcinoid tumors. Here, we report two new cases of DIPNECH with coexisting carcinoid tumors.