Surgery Today

, Volume 34, Issue 9, pp 764–768

Acinic Cell Carcinoma of the Trachea: Report of a Case

Authors

  • Shoichi Tsukayama
    • Department of General and Cardiothoracic SurgeryKanazawa University School of Medicine
  • Kenji Omura
    • Department of General and Cardiothoracic SurgeryKanazawa University School of Medicine
  • Eiji Kanehira
    • Department of General and Cardiothoracic SurgeryKanazawa University School of Medicine
  • Kazuyuki Kawakami
    • Department of General and Cardiothoracic SurgeryKanazawa University School of Medicine
  • Makoto Oda
    • Department of General and Cardiothoracic SurgeryKanazawa University School of Medicine
  • Hiroshi Ohtake
    • Department of General and Cardiothoracic SurgeryKanazawa University School of Medicine
  • Akitaka Nonomura
    • Department of PathologyKanazawa University School of Medicine
  • Go Watanabe
    • Department of General and Cardiothoracic SurgeryKanazawa University School of Medicine
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00595-004-2797-2

Cite this article as:
Tsukayama, S., Omura, K., Kanehira, E. et al. Surg Today (2004) 34: 764. doi:10.1007/s00595-004-2797-2

Abstract

Acinic cell carcinoma (ACC) is a very rare primary tracheal carcinoma. We report a case of primary ACC of the trachea, which represents, to the best of our knowledge, only the fifth such case ever documented. Pharyngolaryngoesophagectomy was necessary for complete resection because the tumor invaded the trachea widely, up to the cricoid cartilage and involving the cervical esophagus. Although invasion of the upper aerodigestive tract by neoplasma is rare, to achieve complete resection and an acceptable prognosis, even a tumor with low malignancy requires wide resection.

Key words

Acinic cell carcinoma Tracheal tumor Pharyngolaryngoesophagectomy

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