April 1980

Pulmonary Carcinoid Tumor Associated With Nephrotic Syndrome

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Internal Medicine (Dr DePace), Pathology (Dr Elquezabal), and Nephrology (Dr Hardenburg), Overlook Hospital, Summit, NJ, and Department of Pathology, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York (Dr Elquezabal). Dr DePace is now with the Department of Internal Medicine, Hahnemann Hospital, Philadelphia.

Arch Intern Med. 1980;140(4):552-553. doi:10.1001/archinte.1980.00330160112041

• A patient with carcinoid tumor of the lung associated with nephrotic syndrome was treated. Excision of the tumor resulted in remission of marked proteinuria, hypoalbuminemia, and edema. A review of the literature disclosed many neoplasms associated with the nephrotic syndrome; however, no association of the nephrotic syndrome and a carcinoid tumor of the lung has previously been reported, to our knowledge.

(Arch Intern Med 140:552-553, 1980)