Atypical thymic carcinoid and malignant somatostatinoma in type I multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome: Case report

Frank Cheau Feng Lin, Chih Ming Lin, Chih Cheng Hsieh, Wing Yin Li, Liang Shun Wang

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Abstract

Thymic carcinoid and malignant somatostatinoma are both rare, and their concurrent presence in multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN-1) has never been reported in the English literature to date. We present a patient with thymic carcinoid and malignant somatostatinoma in association with MEN-1. The patient eventually died of pulmonary aspergillosis and respiratory failure. Autopsy showed a 16 × 10 × 8-cm thymic carcinoid tumor, parathyroid and adrenal gland hyperplasia, and malignant somatostatinoma of the pancreas with a metastatic tumor over the splenic hilum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)270-272
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Oncology: Cancer Clinical Trials
Volume26
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Aspergillosis
  • Lung
  • Malignant somatostatinoma
  • Pancreas
  • Thymic carcinoid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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