ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Tracheal mucoepidermoid carcinoma: a rare case report
Kenan Can Ceylan1, Deniz Akpınar1, Ozan Usluer1, Sülün Ermete2, Ayşe Özsöz3, Oktay Başok1
1Dr. Suat Seren Göğüs Hastalıkları ve Cerrahisi Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Göğüs Cerrahisi Kliniği, İzmir, Türkiye
2Dr. Suat Seren Göğüs Hastalıkları ve Cerrahisi Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Patoloji Kliniği, İzmir, Türkiye
3Dr. Suat Seren Göğüs Hastalıkları ve Cerrahisi Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Göğüs Hastalıkları Kliniği, İzmir, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2012.187
Although mucoepidermoid carcinomas of salivary glands are often seen, mucoepidermiod carcinomas of bronchial gland are rare. A 38-year-old female with the complaint of dyspnea was admitted to our hospital. Bilateral roncus was detected on physical examination and reduction in force expiratory volume in one second was found at the respiratory function test. Thoracic computed tomography showed a mass lesion mimicking a polyp in upper trachea, while bronchoscopy revealed a mass occupying upper tracheal lumen almost completely. We performed tracheal sleeve resection. The histopathological examination was reported as tracheal mucoepidermoid carcinoma and asymptomatic the patient was discharged. The patient was scheduled for visit at 24 months and she was disease-free. In this article, a rare case of tracheal mucoepidermoid carcinoma was presented with the review of the literature.
Keywords : Mucoepidermiod carcinoma; surgery; trachea
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