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Case Report

Bronchial Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma Successfully Treated with Radiation Therapy: A Case Report

Kenichi Nishie1, Masanori Yasuo1*, Hidekazu Takahashi1, Yoko Ozawa1, Kazunari Tateishi1, Hiroshi Yamamoto1, Keiichiro Koiwai2, Takeshi Uehara3, Gen Ideura4 and Masayuki Hanaoka1

1The First Department of Internal Medicine, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan

2Department of Radiology, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan

3Department of Laboratory Medicine, Shinshu University Hospital, Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan

4Department of Respiratory Medicine, National Hospital Organization Shinshu Ueda Medical Center, Ueda, Nagano, Japan

*Corresponding Author:
Masanori Yasuo
The First Department of Internal Medicine
Shinshu University School of Medicine
3-1-1 Asahi Matsumoto, 390-8621, Japan
Tel: ++81-263-37-2631
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.

Abstract

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.

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