ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Case Report Of a Tracheal Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
Mustafa YÜKSEL, Sina ERCAN, Serdar AKGÜN, Hasan F. BATIREL, Bedrettin YILDIZELİ
Marmara Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı
The trachea is one of the latest organs that thoracic surgeons dealt with and its surgical pathologies present a considerably low incidence. On the other hand, once occurred, they necessitate an urgent treatment in order to relieve the severe airway obstruction that they cause. Although the primary tracheal tumors, especially the adenoid cystic carcinoma, are not the most common cause of airway obstruction, still they are counted as one of the major ones. As adenoid cystic carcinoma of trachea have a very long doubling time, the combination of surgery and radiotherapy gives remarkably good prognostic results. This is a case report of a patient with an adenoid cystic carcinoma in distal trachea, which causes a near total obstruction.
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