Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the trachea in a 4-year-old boy.
Department of Otolaryngology, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa.The Journal of otolaryngology (Impact Factor: 0.5). 09/2005; 34(4):235-8.
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ABSTRACT: When is a tumor called rare? From a practical point of view we will use the definition in this chapter that a tumor is considered rare if there is no treatment protocol available.
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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.
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