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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 384-386

A rarely seen mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the left main bronchus


1 Department of Thoracic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey
2 Department of Medical Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey

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Yekta Altemur Karamustafaoglu
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Trakya University, Balkan Yerleskesi, 22030, Edirne
Turkey
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.136665

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Mucoepidermoid carcinomas (MEC) are rare malignant tumors that originate in the submucosal bronchial glands, and complete resection usually correlates with favorable prognosis. A 54-year-old male patient was diagnosed with high-grade MEC in the left main bronchus via bronchoscopy. After the patient was diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer, chemotherapy was started. Two years after the diagnosis, the patient is still alive.

Abstract in Chinese

一例罕见的左主支气管黏液表皮样癌报道 摘要 黏液表皮样癌(MEC)是罕见的恶性肿瘤,起源于黏膜下切除支气管腺体,通常完整切除后有良好的预后。本文报道一例54岁男性患者,支气管镜检查时被诊断出患有高级别MEC位于左主支气管。在病人被诊断为肺转移后,开始化疗。至今随访两年,患者还活着。 关键词:化疗,转移,黏液表皮样癌



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