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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 201-203

A case report of mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the lung in an adolescent

Department of Radiotherapy, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Rituparna Biswas
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DOI: 10.4103/jmedsci.jmedsci_12_17

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Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the lung (MEC) is a tumor of low-malignant potential of bronchial gland origin. Low-grade MEC has a better prognosis than high-grade tumor, the later being similar to that of nonsmall cell lung carcinoma. We report a case of 14-year-old girl who presented with cough along with expectoration and dyspnea. Imaging studies revealed a mass involving the right upper lobe bronchus. Surgical resection was done and pathological examination revealed an intermediate-grade MEC with tumor-free margins. No adjuvant treatment was considered. The patient had no signs of tumor recurrence with 1-year follow-up.

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