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Huge typical pulmonary carcinoid presented with gigantism syndrome

Morris Beshay, Federico Gutierrez, Beatrice Ariane Windmöller, Christina Förster, Fritz Mertzlufft
General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2020 July 28
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A 27-year-old male patient presented with cough and right-sided, light thoracic pain. His physical appearance showed typical features of gigantism. Subsequently, further diagnostic work-up showed elevated level of growth hormone and a huge tumor of the right lung, identifying a typical pulmonary carcinoid tumor (TPCT). Curative surgery was performed leading to normalization of the elevated growth hormone levels few days after surgery. Two- and five-year follow-up showed no signs of recurrence. Respected to tumor size, we determined the largest TPCT to be reported in medical literature history.

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