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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 167-170

Rarely occurrance of two diffuse idiopathic neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia cases


1 Department of Pulmonology, Faculty of Medicine, Ufuk University, Ankara, Turkey
2 Department of Pulmonology, Kyrenia Akcicek National Hospital, Kyrenia, Cyprus
3 Department of Thoracic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Ufuk University, Ankara, Turkey
4 Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Ufuk University, Ankara, Turkey

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Dr. Nalan Ogan
Mevlana Bulvari (Konya Yolu) No: 86-88, 06520 Ankara
Turkey
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ejop.ejop_66_18

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Diffuse idiopathic pulmonary neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia (DIPNECH) is a rare disease which needs a long time for diagnosis and usually defined by case reports and small series. We reported two cases, one with 67 and the other with 66-years-old, both of them were female. They presented with long-lasting complaints of cough and shortness of breath. Computed tomography of patients showed multiple nodules on the basis of lungs, and additionally, mosaic perfusion was seen in the first case. Tissue samples were taken with video-assisted thoracic surgery, and the patients were diagnosed with DIPNECH by immunohistochemical examination. We wanted to emphasize the importance of DIPNECH which is a rare clinical entity causing chronic respiratory symptoms which should be considered in differential diagnosis of multiple pulmonary nodules.


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