Coexisting bronchial carcinoid tumor and pulmonary tuberculosis in the same lobe: a case report.

Yilmaz A., Güngör S., Damadoglu E., Aksoy F., Aybatli A., Düzgün S.

Tüberküloz ve toraks, vol.52, no.4, pp.369-372, 2004 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Journal Name: Tüberküloz ve toraks
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.369-372
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


The synchronous occurrence of pulmonary tuberculosis and bronchial carcinoid tumor is unusual. Although pulmonary tuberculosis can coexist with all histological types of lung cancer, few coexisting cases of bronchial carcinoid tumor and pulmonary tuberculosis have been reported. We present coexistent bronchial carcinoid tumor and pulmonary tuberculosis in the same lobe. A 39-year-old woman was admitted to our clinic with chest pain for two months. Chest radiograph showed consolidation in the right lower field. Computed tomography of the thorax demonstrated multiple mediastinal lymphadenopathies, infiltration and atelectasis in the right lower lobe. Fiberoptic bronchoscopy showed a mass lesion totally obstructing the proximal right lower lobe bronchus. The pathological diagnosis was typical carcinoid tumor. Right lower lobectomy with mediastinal lymph node dissection was performed. The pathological examination of resected material revealed coexistent tuberculosis and carcinoid tumor in the same lobe and mediastinal tuberculous lymphadenitis.