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Case report


Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the upper trachea: a rare neoplasm.

Binoy Kumar ChoudhuryGeetanjali BarmanShobhit SinghKuddush Ahmed
Departments of Radiodiagnosis, Head and Neck Oncology, Dr. Bhubaneswar Borooah Cancer Institute, Gopinath Nagar, Guwahati, Assam, India
Date of Submission: 04-Aug-2013, Date of Acceptance: 02-Sep-2013, Date of Web Publication: 27-Sep-2013.
Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Binoy Kumar Choudhury

Department of Radiodiagnosis, Dr. Bhubaneswar Boroooah Cancer Institute, Gopinath Nagar, Guwahati ‑ 781 016, Assam, India.
E-mail: bkchoudhury@gmail.com

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Binoy Kumar Choudhury

Department of Radiodiagnosis, Dr. Bhubaneswar Boroooah Cancer Institute, Gopinath Nagar, Guwahati ‑ 781 016, Assam, India.
E-mail: bkchoudhury@gmail.com

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.119021 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


Primary malignant tracheal tumors are not common and adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of trachea is rare. We report an extremely rare case of ACC of proximal trachea, which was diagnosed in a 42-year-old male who presents with 6-month history of dyspnea. Lateral skiagram of neck, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a broad-based polypoidal soft tissue mass arising from posterior wall of the proximal trachea. Biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of ACC. The patient was treated by surgical resection followed by radiotherapy and is on regular follow-up. Follow-up at 18 months post-treatment showed no local recurrence or distant metastases. The literature on tracheal ACC is reviewed. Image findings are briefly discussed.
Keywords: Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma, Primary Malignant Tumor, Trachea

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