A case of bronchial mucoepidermoid carcinoma

J. Y. Yim, K. R. Park, H. Y. Son, K. H. Lee, M. S. Shin, J. H. Chang, H. Kim

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Mucoepidermoid carcinoma developed in tracheobronchial tree is one of rare lung tumor. It is histologically divided into low grade malignancy of relatively benign course versus high grade malignancy of fatal course. In low grade malignancy, it can be curative with a surgical resection. We experienced a case of mucoepidermoid carcinoma in a 28-year-old woman who complained sudden dyspnea and presented right total lung collapse on chest roentgenogram. It was diagnosed as a low grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma and removed by the surgical excision.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1132-1139
Number of pages8
JournalTuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1997


  • Mucoepidermoid carcinoma
  • Surgical resection


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