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Surgical difficulties with a giant carcinoid in the anterior mediastinum
Miklos Boros MD1*, Ulf Hermansson MD1, Ingemar Vanhanen PhD1
1Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Linköping, Linköping, Sweden.
Atypical carcinoid in the anterior mediastinum is a rare neoplasm. In our case the huge mediastinal carcinoid was treated with surgery using a median sternotomy and clamshell incision because of the extension of the tumor. We describe our difficulties under the surgery and take a look at the literature.
Abbreviations: GP – general practitioner PET – positron emission tomography CT- computed tomography MDT – multidisciplinary team
Keywords: anterior mediastinum, giant carcinoid, surgery
How to cite this article:
Miklos Boros, Ulf Hermansson, Ingemar Vanhanen. Surgical difficulties with a giant carcinoid in the anterior mediastinum. International Journal of Case Reports, 2020; 4:165. DOI: 10.28933/ijcr-2020-08-3006
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