Case reports

Complete lung collapse in a young adolescent

T H Ahmed, A Esmail, G Calligaro, K Dheda

Abstract


Bronchial carcinoid tumours (BCTs) arise from the neuroendocrine cells of the bronchial epithelium known as Kulchitsky cells. They represent ~25% of all carcinoid tumours, usually have a central distribution, and present with features of bronchial obstruction. They are the most common lung malignancy in children. Here we report the case of a 14-year-old girlwith chronic respiratory symptoms and left lung collapse due to bronchial carcinoid. The differential diagnosis of segmental, lobar or total lung collapse in a young person also includes mucus plugging or foreign body aspiration.


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T H Ahmed, Division of Pulmonology, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town Lung Institute and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa

A Esmail, Division of Pulmonology, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town Lung Institute and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa

G Calligaro, Division of Pulmonology, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town Lung Institute and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa

K Dheda, Division of Pulmonology, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town Lung Institute and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa

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African Journal of Thoracic and Critical Care Medicine 2018;24(2):97-98. DOI:10.7196/SARJ.2018.v24i2.209

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Date submitted: 2018-06-21
Date published: 2018-06-21

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