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Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of Trachea: A Rare Entity

Aditya K. Chawla, Harsh Nandini Arora, Avinash Chauhan, Primal Chawla, Madhav K. Chawla, Vinita Yadav, Sumi Banerjee, Rakesh K. Chawla

Keywords : Mucoepidermoid carcinoma, Stridor, Wheeze, Pneumonia, Trachea

Citation Information : Chawla AK, Arora HN, Chauhan A, Chawla P, Chawla MK, Yadav V, Banerjee S, Chawla RK. Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of Trachea: A Rare Entity. Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 2020; 62 (4):231-232.

DOI: 10.5005/ijcdas-62-4-231

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 07-11-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the tracheo-bronchial tree is a rare tumour. We report a case of mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the trachea presenting with symptoms of intractable cough and wheeze. Chest radiograph at presentation was normal and patient was evaluated with routine investigations. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) of the chest revealed a tracheal tumour. Video-assisted bronchoscopy and biopsy revealed it as mucoepidermoid carcinoma. The tumour was excised by coring with rigid bronchoscope and total resection of the bed was done by the cardiothoracic surgeon.

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