Diffuse idiopathic pulmonary neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia
Other Names for this Disease
pulmonary carcinoid tumors. Because so few cases have been reported in the medical literature, there is limited information on the prognosis and management of this condition.Diffuse idiopathic pulmonary neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia (DIPNECH) is a rare condition in which cells called neuroendocrine cells spread and cluster in the small airways of the lungs. The majority of affected individuals are middled-aged women. Symptoms include shortness of breath and coughing. It is considered to be a precursor for
Last updated: 4/29/2011
- Warth A, Herpel E, Schmähl A, Storz K, & Schnabel PA. Diffuse idiopathic pulmonary neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia (DIPNECH) in association with an adenocarcinoma: a case report. 2008; 2:21. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2254641/. Accessed 4/29/2011.
- Nassar AA, Jaroszewski DE, Helmers RA, Colby TV, Patel BM, Mookadam F. Diffuse Idiopathic Pulmonary Neuroendocrine Cell Hyperplasia: A Systematic Overview. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2011; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21471097. Accessed 4/29/2011.
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