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.
- Mucoepidermoid carcinoma
- Surgical resection