Intraoperative bronchoscopy for bronchial carcinoid parenchymal-sparing resection: a pediatric case report.

Research paper by Stefano S Avanzini, L L Pio, P P Buffa, S S Panigada, O O Sacco, A A Pini-Prato, G G Mattioli, G G Bisio, A A Garaventa, A A Rossi Giovanni, Vincenzo V Jasonni

Indexed on: 18 Jun '11Published on: 18 Jun '11Published in: Pediatric Surgery International


Bronchial carcinoid tumors are the most common primary pulmonary neoplasm in the pediatric population. The widely accepted treatment for carcinoid tumors is surgical, specifically aiming at being as much as conservative on lung parenchyma, while the entire tumor is resected. A brief case is described, highlighting the importance and advantages of a surgical and endoscopic combined approach.