Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the airways in a young adult male

Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the airways in a young adult male

Maarten Horst, Mirthe Dekker, Sicco Braak

Abstract


Mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) of the airways is a rare entity most often found in young patients. We present a case of a 23 year old patient with symptoms of pneumonia, which progresses to a pulmonary abscess within a week. Diagnostic work-up reveals an endobronchial obstruction by a pedunculated low grade MEC. A literature review is provided and radiological appearances are described.

Keywords


Mucoepidermoid carcinoma; MEC; primary salivary gland-type lung cancer; Endobronchial mass; lung tumor



DOI: https://doi.org/10.3941/jrcr.v11i2.3061