Surgery Today

, Volume 34, Issue 9, pp 764–768

Acinic Cell Carcinoma of the Trachea: Report of a Case

  • Shoichi Tsukayama
  • Kenji Omura
  • Eiji Kanehira
  • Kazuyuki Kawakami
  • Makoto Oda
  • Hiroshi Ohtake
  • Akitaka Nonomura
  • Go Watanabe
Article

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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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shoichi Tsukayama
    • 1
  • Kenji Omura
    • 1
  • Eiji Kanehira
    • 1
  • Kazuyuki Kawakami
    • 1
  • Makoto Oda
    • 1
  • Hiroshi Ohtake
    • 1
  • Akitaka Nonomura
    • 2
  • Go Watanabe
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of General and Cardiothoracic SurgeryKanazawa University School of MedicineKanazawaJapan
  2. 2.Department of PathologyKanazawa University School of MedicineKanazawaJapan

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