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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 1046

Primary neuroendocrine mediastinal tumor presenting with carcinoid syndrome and left supraclavicular lymphadenopathy. Clinico-radiological and pathological features


1 Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Date of Web Publication15-Feb-2016

Correspondence Address:
Amit Nandan D Dwivedi
Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi - 221 005, Uttar Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.140775

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Dwivedi AD, Goel K, Tripathi S, Garg S, Rai M. Primary neuroendocrine mediastinal tumor presenting with carcinoid syndrome and left supraclavicular lymphadenopathy. Clinico-radiological and pathological features. J Can Res Ther 2015;11:1046

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Dwivedi AD, Goel K, Tripathi S, Garg S, Rai M. Primary neuroendocrine mediastinal tumor presenting with carcinoid syndrome and left supraclavicular lymphadenopathy. Clinico-radiological and pathological features. J Can Res Ther [serial online] 2015 [cited 2019 Sep 18];11:1046. Available from: http://www.cancerjournal.net/text.asp?2015/11/4/1046/140775



Sir,

With respect to the letter to editor, I would like to submit that the manuscript is dedicated to the clinicoradiological features of neuroendocrine tumors. The authors wanted to stress the point that the tumor presented with supraclavicular adenopathy and carcinoid syndrome. The imaging findings showed a normal scan of abdomen. The diagnosis of an atypical low-grade neuroendocrine tumor was reported arising from the mediastinum. The controversy regarding the nomenclature and origin of neuroendocrine tumors has been mentioned in the beginning of the discussion.

Moreover, the suggestion to include a pathologist as an author depends upon the contribution to the manuscript. The mere confirmation of pathology by tissue diagnosis does not merit authorship by any standard international guidelines.

The manuscript was an assiduous clinical and radiological work up to arrive at a correct diagnosis in a young patient who presented with left supraclavicular adenopathy and carcinoid syndrome. Tissue diagnosis was routine and necessary, which is usual in any case study or report. The contribution of a pathologist was minimal and did not warrant authorship.




 

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