Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the lung in a 6-year-old boy

  • P Wildbrett
  • N Horras
  • H Lode
  • R Warzok
  • C-D Heidecke
  • W Barthlen
Keywords: ndobronchial tumour, mucoepidermoid carcinoma, sleeve resection


Primary malignant lung tumours, especially the mucoepidermoid cancer of the bronchus, are very uncommon in childhood. Obtaining the diagnosis might be difficult due to unspecific initial symptoms but early detection and treatment is crucial for a good long-term survival. Bronchoscopy is considered the “gold standard” for making the diagnosis. The recommended therapy for a mucoepidermoid lung cancer is sleeve lobectomy with favourable overall survival after complete resection. We report the case of a 6-year-old boy with a right-upper-lobe bronchus tumour. The histological examination revealed a lowgrade mucoepidermoid carcinoma.

Key words: Endobronchial tumour, mucoepidermoid carcinoma, sleeve resection


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