Low grade mucoepidermoid tumour of the bronchus in childhood: A therapeutic dilemma

A. Leiberman, J. Bar-Ziv, H. J. Zirkin

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Abstract

Bronchial mucoepidermoid tumours (MET) are rare in children. Only 11 cases have been reported in the literature, all of them of the low grade type. A cure is achieved by complete surgical removal of the tumour and bronchoscopy is only used for detection and biopsy. The case of a 12-year-old boy with MET in the bronchus intermedius posed a therapeutic dilemma. In this case, non-intentional removal of the tumour was achieved by bronchoscopy and the patient had no further surgery. Repeated bronchoscopies failed to show recurrence of the tumour after 2.5 years.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-132
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatrics
Volume145
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Apr 1986

Keywords

  • Childhood tracheobronchial tumours
  • Endoscopical removal
  • Low grade mucoepidermoid tumour

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