Surgical difficulties with a giant carcinoid in the anterior mediastinum

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.

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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

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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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