Management of bronchial carcinoids: International practice survey among the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Pier Luigi Filosso, Francesco Guerrera, Pascal Thomas, Alessandro Brunelli, Eric Lim, Mariano Garcia-Yuste, Hisao Asamura, Konstantinos Papagiannopoulos, Inderpal Sarkaria, Federico Venuta

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Abstract

Objective: This study aims to assess the international practice of management of bronchial carcinoids. Materials & methods: A survey designed by the Neuroendocrine Tumors of the Lung Working Group, was conducted among the members of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Results: A total of 172 centers worldwide replied to the questionnaire. General agreement was observed concerning the use of anatomic resections and parenchyma-sparing surgery, the importance of lymphadenectomy, the adjuvant regimens in N+ atypical carcinoids and the role of surgery for local recurrences. Controversies emerged in the use of nuclear medicine imaging and measurement of serum markers and on the timing of follow-up. Conclusion: This survey provides the largest international overview of the current practice in the management of bronchial carcinoids and identifies discrepancies that could be the focus of future investigations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1985-1999
Number of pages15
JournalFuture Oncology
Volume12
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Sep
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • bronchial carcinoid
  • chemotherapy
  • lung
  • neuroendocrine tumor
  • practice survey
  • radiotherapy
  • surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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    Filosso, P. L., Guerrera, F., Thomas, P., Brunelli, A., Lim, E., Garcia-Yuste, M., Asamura, H., Papagiannopoulos, K., Sarkaria, I., & Venuta, F. (2016). Management of bronchial carcinoids: International practice survey among the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Future Oncology, 12(17), 1985-1999. https://doi.org/10.2217/fon-2016-0092