Primary mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the trachea in a child

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Edith Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, affiliated to the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery (Impact Factor: 1.11). 05/2012; 15(2):311-2. DOI: 10.1093/icvts/ivs199
Source: PubMed

ABSTRACT 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.