Primary mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the trachea in a child

Michael Papiashvilli, Dorit Ater, Avigdor Mandelberg, Lior Sasson

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Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the trachea is a rare tumour, especially in the paediatric population. We report the case of a 9-year-old boy with mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the trachea that was preoperatively diagnosed as an intraluminal polypoid mass arising from the trachea and extending into the right main bronchus. A complete resection of the tumour with reconstruction and end-to-end anastomosis of the trachea was performed. The patient is now, 24 months after surgery, free of disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-313
Number of pages3
JournalInteractive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 2012


  • Child
  • End-to-end anastomosis
  • Mucoepidermoid carcinoma
  • Reconstruction
  • Trachea
  • Tracheal resection


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