Rheumatoid Arthritis and Pulmonary Carcinoid Tumor
Mehmet Sayarlıoğlu 1 * , Mustafa İzmirli 2, Kürşat Uzun 3, Süleyman Alıcı 1, Reha Erkoç 1
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1 Yüzüncü Yıl University Medical Faculty,Department of Internal Medicine, Van, Turkey
2 Yüzüncü Yıl University Medical Faculty,Department of Radiation Oncology, Van, Turkey
3 Selçuk University Medical Faculty, Department of Pulmonary Diseases, Konya, Turkey
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A 40-year old woman was admitted with a history of elbow, wrist, knee pain and prolonged morning stiffness. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) diagnosed before five years, had been treated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents and low dose corticosteroid. On hospital admission, routine chest x-ray showed a 4x4 cm solitary mass in the right pulmonary. A diagnostic thoracotomy was performed. The histological examination showed a typical carcinoid tumor. This is the third carcinoid tumor case reported to be associated with RA.


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EUR J GEN MED, 2005 - Volume 2 Issue 1, pp. 35-38

Publication date: 15 Jan 2005

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