Bronchial Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma Successfully Treated with Radiation Therapy: A Case Report
- *Corresponding Author:
- Masanori Yasuo
The First Department of Internal Medicine
Shinshu University School of Medicine
3-1-1 Asahi Matsumoto, 390-8621, Japan
E-mail: [email protected]; [email protected]
Received Date: May 30, 2017 Accepted Date: June 30, 2017 Published Date: July 03, 2017
Citation: Nishie K, Yasuo M, Takahashi H, Ozawa Y, Tateishi K, et al. (2017) Bronchial Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma Successfully Treated with Radiation Therapy: A Case Report. Oncol Cancer Case Rep 3: 130. doi: 10.4172/2471-8556.1000130
Copyright: © 2017 Nishie K, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
A 69-year-old female presented with dyspnea and dysphagia. Chest computed tomography showed a middle mediastinum tumor compressing the trachea. Biopsy showed mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC). A tracheal stent was placed to keep the airway patency and radiation therapy (RT) was started. However, the patient’s respiratory status worsened and she was intubated. The intratracheal tumor was reduced using argon plasma coagulation. After restarting RT of 49 Gy, the tumor shrank, allowing the patient to be weaned from ventilatory support. Although MEC is considered RT-resistant, it was beneficial in our case, suggesting that RT is a treatment option for unresectable bronchial MEC.