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Case Reports in Pulmonology
Volume 2014, Article ID 620814, 4 pages
Case Report

Delayed Recurrence of Atypical Pulmonary Carcinoid Cluster: A Rare Occurrence

1Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, 1177 West Wheeler Avenue, Suite 1, Aransas Pass, TX 78336, USA
2Corpus Christi Medical Center, 7101 South Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78412, USA
3Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Avenue Álvaro Obregón Sn, Nueva, 21100 Mexicali, BC, Mexico
4Dorrington Medical Associates, 2219 Dorrington Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
5Pulmonary Associates, 1177 West Wheeler Avenue, Aransas Pass, TX 78336, USA
6Texas A&M University Health Science Center, 8447 State Highway 47, Bryan, TX 77807, USA
7The University of Texas Health Science Center, 7000 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
8University General Hospital, 7501 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77054, USA

Received 23 June 2014; Revised 28 October 2014; Accepted 30 October 2014; Published 18 November 2014

Academic Editor: Akif Turna

Copyright © 2014 Salim Surani 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.


Carcinoid is one of the most common tumors of the gastrointestinal tract followed by the tracheobronchial tree. Bronchial carcinoid compromises 20% of total carcinoid and accounts for 1–5% of pulmonary malignancies. Carcinoid can be typical or atypical, with atypical carcinoid compromises 10% of the carcinoid tumors. Carcinoid usually presents as peripheral lung lesion or solitary endobronchial abnormality. Rarely it can present as multiple endobronchial lesion. We hereby present a rare case of an elderly gentleman who had undergone resection of right middle and lower lobe of lung for atypical carcinoid. Seven years later he presented with cough. CT scan of chest revealed right hilar mass. Flexible bronchoscopy revealed numerous endobronchial polypoid lesions in the tracheobronchial tree. Recurrent atypical carcinoid was then confirmed on biopsy.