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Revista americana de medicina respiratoria

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BUERO, Agustín et al. Carcinoma mucoepidermoide bronquial: Reporte de caso y revisión bibliográfica. Rev. am. med. respir. [online]. 2015, vol.15, n.2, pp.139-145. ISSN 1852-236X.

Mucoepidermoid tumors of the trachea and bronchi are uncommon neoplasms, and represent less than 5% of all pulmonary neoplasms. We present a 29-year-old patientwho was referred to our hospital with complaints of cough with expectoration together with intermittent fever during 8 months without weight loss or hemoptysis. The CT scan of the chest revealed left upper lobe atelectasis and a polypoid mass in the left main bronchus with a diameter of about 16 mm. Bronchoscopy revealed a polypoidendobronchial tumor at 18 mm from tracheal bifurcation. The patient underwent a sleeve resection with bronchial anastomosis. The hystopathological analysis of post-operative material confirmed the diagnosis of a low grade, well-differentiated mucoepidermoid carcinoma. There were no complications during the post-operative period and the patient was discharged from hospital on the fifth day after surgery.

Keywords : Bronchial tumor; Mucoepidermoid carcinoma; Surgery; Sleeve resection.

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