FRANK J. LUPARELLO, M.D.; JOHN D. MCALLISTER, M.D.
Hemoptysis, obstructive pneumonitis, and bronchiectasis are well-known complications of bronchial adenomas.1 It is not generally realized, however, that approximately 10% of bronchial adenomas metastasize to local and to distant sites.2, 3 During the past 20 years, numerous reports have described local and regional manifestations of metastatic bronchial adenomas. That these tumors are capable of producing the carcinoid syndrome has also become a well established clinical entity. This communication reports another case of the carcinoid syndrome produced by a metastasizing bronchial adenoma.
A 50-year-old white female was admitted to Mercy Hospital in August, 1951, complaining of hemoptysis. Three years
LUPARELLO FJ, MCALLISTER JD. THE ASSOCIATION OF METASTASIZING BRONCHIAL ADENOMA AND THE FUNCTIONING CARCINOID SYNDROME1. Ann Intern Med. 1961;54:1266–1272. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-54-6-1266
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