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abnormal increase in number of cells

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In a classic clinical setting of a patient presenting with respiratory symptoms and pathologic findings of diffuse NE hyperplasia and tumorlets in the absence of other pathologic findings, the diagnosis of DIPNECH is straightforward.
1,27,28) In this setting, progression to carcinoid tumors (both typical and atypical) has been documented, (27) and therefore, DIPNECH has been included in the 2004 WHO classification as a preneoplastic condition.