1UO di Pediatria, Rimini, AUSL della Romagna
2Scuola di Specializzazione in Pediatria, Università di Ferrara
3UO di Anatomia Patologica, Rimini, AUSL della Romagna
4UO di Radiologia, Rimini, AUSL della Romagna
Indirizzo per corrispondenza: email@example.com
Primary lung tumours in children are very rare, but bronchial carcinoid tumours comprise 50-80% of the malignant pulmonary neoplasms diagnosed in children and young adults. Most patients with bronchial carcinoid tumours present with wheezing, cough and chest pain, while chest X-ray often shows a tumour mass and consolidation of the corresponding lung tissue. Because of low clinical suspicion and unspecific symptoms of presentation diagnosis may be delayed. This case report describes a bronchial carcinoid tumour in an 11-year-old male presenting with persistent asthma symptoms despite treatment and recurrent pneumonia.
Vuoi citare questo contributo?