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Primary Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of Trachea: Managed by Tracheal Resection and Reconstruction

Niaz Hussain Soomro, Iqra Khan, Musavir Ansari, Aneeqa Ahsan Zafar.

Abstract
Tracheal tumors are infrequent and account for less than 1% of all malignancies of this
area1.We are reporting a case of a 43 years old female who presented with shortness of breath,
tiredness, dry cough and hemoptysis for one year. CT scan demonstrated a soft tissue density
mass in the trachea causing narrowing of the tracheal lumen. Tracheal resection and primary
tracheo-tracheal end to end anastomosis was performed. Per operatively tumor was found in
the mid of trachea, 4.5cm in length craniocaudally. Biopsy report showed features consistent
with Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma. The patient is in regular follow up for last 14 months and remains
well.

Key words: Tracheal Malignancy, Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma, Tracheo-Tracheal Anastomosis



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