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Indian Journal of Cancer
Medknow Publications on behalf of Indian Cancer Society
ISSN: 0019-509X
EISSN: 1998-4774
Vol. 40, No. 1, 2003, pp. 34-36
Bioline Code: cn03006
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Indian Journal of Cancer, Vol. 40, No. 1, 2003, pp. 34-36

 en Case Report - Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Bronchus: Is Conservative Surgery Always Justified?
Menon P, Singh M, Rao KLN,* Gulati M, Saxena AK, Gupta K, Kakkar N, Vasishta RK

Abstract

A case of mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the bronchus in a 7-year-old boy is reported. The patient underwent right pneumonectomy. Histologically, the tumor was a low-grade muco-epidermoid carcinoma arising from the bronchus with lymph node metastasis in the drainage area. Presence of lymph node metastasis in this low-grade tumor suggests the possibility of early progression of disease in what has until now been considered a very slow growing tumor. Aggressive surgery may be necessary in these situations.

Keywords
Childhood lung tumors, Bronchial neoplasm, Mucoepidermoid carcinoma, Bronchial adenoma

 
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