Large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma

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Large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma, abbreviated LCNEC and LCNE[1], can be thought of as the large cell variant of small cell carcinoma.

These are rare tumours with a poor prognosis.

Pulmonary LCNEC is dealt with in the small cell carcinoma of the lung article. Neuroendocrine tumours, in general, are dealt with in neuroendocrine tumours.


  1. Barbareschi M, Mariscotti C, Barberis M, Frigo B, Mosca L (December 1989). "Large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the lung". Tumori 75 (6): 583–8. PMID 2559526.

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