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Case Rep Oncol. 2012 May;5(2):302-7. doi: 10.1159/000339408. Epub 2012 Jun 12.

Surgical management of malignant tumors of the trachea: report of two cases and review of literature.

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.


Malignant neoplasms occurring from the trachea are extremely rare. Therefore, their clinical characteristics and surgical results have not been thoroughly discussed. These tumors are often misdiagnosed and treated as bronchial asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is critically important to probe the cause-effect relationship between the medical presentations and the clinical diagnosis. In this report, two cases of tracheal malignancy suffering from dyspnea due to obstruction of the proximal trachea are described, and a review of the literature is presented.


Adenoid cystic carcinoma; Mediastinal tracheostomy; Squamous cell carcinoma; Tracheal cancer

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