diffuse idiopathic pulmonary neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia

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diffuse idiopathic pulmonary neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia

Abbreviation: DIPNECH
An exceptionally rare neoplastic disorder of the lungs, in which neuroendocrine cells, resembling those found in carcinoid tumors, form tiny nodules.
See also: hyperplasia
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Although typical clinical features of a patient diagnosed with DIPNECH are the age between 60 and 70 years, female, it may also occur in much younger individuals of both genders [9].
Although clearly visible in radiographic examinations, DIPNECH is diagnosed by the 'golden standard' of tissue biopsy, examined in light microscopy with immunohistochemical staining [8].
When DIPNECH is taken into consideration as a separate lesion, it seems that a specific group of pulmonary malignancies is not combined with cigarette smoke or environmental pollution [23-25].