The aim of the following review clewrly states that Surgery for bronchopulmonary carcinoids provides favorable long-term survival.
Minimally invasive approach and lung sparing resections are safe and adequate.
Histology and age are prognostic factors for poor overall survival.
The aim of this study was to determine overall survival and recurrence-free survival after resection of bronchopulmonary carcinoids by means of predominantly minimally invasive surgery and lung-sparing resections. In addition, we aimed to identify prognostic factors for overall survival.
Retrospective review of consecutive patients operated for bronchopulmonary carcinoids between January 2009 and October 2020 identified from a prospectively collected database. A total of 236 patients representing 240 cases of bronchopulmonary carcinoids were included. Of these, 212 (88.3 %) were typical carcinoids, while 28 (11.7 %) were atypical carcinoids. A Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) approach was used in 75 % of cases. There was no 30-day mortality. The median follow-up was 5.6 years for overall survival and 4.7 years for recurrence-free survival.
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