Primary salivary type lung tumor: Mucoepidermoid carcinoma

Amit Chopra, Chang Shim, Nirmal Sharma, David Gordon, Amit Tibb

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Primary salivary type lung cancer are extremely rare intrathoracic malignancies. Mucoepidermoid tumor is one of the salivary gland tumor which originates from submucosal glands of tracheobronchial tree. These are very slow growing low grade malignant tumors. Surgery is the mainstay of treatment and rarely requires adjuvant therapy. In this case report, we describe a case of a young male who presented with cough and hemoptysis. On further investigation he was found to have mucoepidermoid tumor originating from the left bronchus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)18-20
Number of pages3
JournalRespiratory Medicine Case Reports
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Luftsichel sign
  • Mucoepidermoid carcinoma
  • Pneumonectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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