Kulchitsky cell


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Kulchitsky cell

An APUD cell found in the lung.
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Carcinoid tumours arise from the neuroendocrine cells of the bronchial epithelium known as Kulchitsky cells.1 They comprise 4% of all lung malignancies,2 with studies indicating an incidence of 1 to 2/100,000 in various populations.3
(1) Derived from Kulchitsky cells, these tumors can arise anywhere along the gastrointestinal tract or bronchial mucosa.
The normal neuroendocrine (NE) cells in the lung (known as Kulchitsky cells) are present as rare single cells or small cell clusters of 4 to 10 cells (known as neuroepithelial bodies) within bronchial and bronchiolar epithelium.