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Pulmonary carcinoid presenting in pregnancy with an unusual radiological feature
  1. Anna Li1,
  2. Helen Crocker1,
  3. Brendan Dougherty1,
  4. Sonja Klebe2 and
  5. Virginia Au3
  1. 1Respiratory, Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park, South Australia, Australia
  2. 2Surgical Pathologist, Flinders Medical centre, Bedford Park, South Australia, Australia
  3. 3Radiology, Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park, South Australia, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Anna Li; li.anna232{at}


Pulmonary carcinoid tumours are a rare form of malignancy that often present with clinical heterogeneity and are challenging to diagnose. Diagnosis during pregnancy is further complicated by delays in imaging and procedures to minimise harm to the fetus. This case describes a primigravid healthcare worker who was diagnosed with pulmonary carcinoid in her first trimester of pregnancy, with particular focus on the unique radiological findings of subpleural blebs as a feature.

  • pneumothorax
  • lung cancer (oncology)

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  • Contributors AL was the main author. HC, BD, SK and VA were supervising authors.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer-reviewed.

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