Malignant Tracheal Tumors
Tracheal tumors are quite rare, and about 90 % are malignant. The two most common malignant tracheal tumors, squamous cell and adenoid cystic carcinomas, have an equal incidence. Less common tumors include mucoepidermoid carcinomas, sarcomas, carcinoids, lymphomas, and melanoma. Common symptoms include dyspnea, cough, hemoptysis, wheeze (or “asthma”), stridor, and hoarseness. Distant metastases are rare.
KeywordsAdenoid Cystic Carcinoma Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma Tracheal Resection Perineural Spread Equal Incidence
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