Journal Article

Primary mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the trachea in a child

Michael Papiashvilli, Dorit Ater, Avigdor Mandelberg and Lior Sasson

in Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery

Published on behalf of European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

Volume 15, issue 2, pages 311-312
Published in print August 2012 | ISSN: 1569-9293
Published online May 2012 | e-ISSN: 1569-9285 | DOI:
Primary mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the trachea in a child

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Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the trachea is a rare tumour, especially in the paediatric population. We report the case of a 9-year-old boy with mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the trachea that was preoperatively diagnosed as an intraluminal polypoid mass arising from the trachea and extending into the right main bronchus. A complete resection of the tumour with reconstruction and end-to-end anastomosis of the trachea was performed. The patient is now, 24 months after surgery, free of disease.

Keywords: Trachea; Mucoepidermoid carcinoma; Child; Tracheal resection; End-to-end anastomosis; Reconstruction

Journal Article.  942 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine ; Cardiothoracic Surgery

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