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J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Nov;44(11):e1-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2009.07.045.

Malignant tumor of the trachea in children: diagnostic pitfalls and surgical management.

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  • 1Division of Pediatric Surgery, Instituto Da Criança, Laboratory of Investigation in Pediatric Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil.


Primary tracheal malignant neoplasms are very rare. Histologically, squamous cell and adenoid cystic carcinomas are the most common types of malignant primary tracheal tumors when all age groups are studied. In the past 5 years, we treated 2 children with tracheal mucoepidermoid carcinoma. Herein we report both cases and review the literature on the subject with particular emphasis on diagnosis and surgical management.

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