Bronchopulmonary Carcinoid Tumor Presenting With Polymyositis

Saila P. Nicotera, Evan C. Miller, Francine Ton Nghiem, Malcolm M. DeCamp, Gaetane Michaud, Michael S. Kent*

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We present a patient with a typical bronchopulmonary carcinoid tumor who presented with proximal muscle weakness. Laboratory analysis and a muscle biopsy specimen led to the diagnosis of polymyositis. Chest imaging revealed a bronchopulmonary carcinoid tumor. Symptoms and laboratory derangements remitted after removal of the tumor. This case represents a rare report of a typical carcinoid tumor presenting with the paraneoplastic syndrome of polymyositis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1276-1278
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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