Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Lung: A Case Report

Mucoepidermoid carcinoma is an uncommon primary lung tumor. Mucoepidermoid carcinomas have been reported in all age group and equally in both sexes. A case of mucoepidermoid carcinoma histologically confirmed by biopsy is reported here. The patient is a 15 years old male presented with cough and dyspnoea for 5 days. Chest roentgenography showed segmental consolidation of right lower lobe. Chest computed tomography revealed a soft tissue mass with calcification within the lumen of lower trachea in precarinal location. The patient underwent thoracotomy for endotracheal mass and resection was done. Following operation, the patient is symptom free and follow-up CT scan shows normal tracheal outline.


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