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A Case of Bronchial Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma in Child

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1999;42(4):580-583.
Published online April 15, 1999.
A Case of Bronchial Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma in Child
In Jeong Kim1, Jin Soo Hwang1, In Seok Kim1, Byung Ju Kim2, Jae Sook Ma2
1Department of Pediatrics, Yosu Chonnam Hospital, Yosu, Korea
2Department of Pediatrics, Chonnam University Medical School, Kwangju, Korea
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김인정1, 황진수1, 김인석1, 김병주2, 마재숙2
1여수 전남병원 소아과
2전남대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
In Jeong Kim, Email: 1
Bronchial mucoepidermoid carcinoma is very rarely encountered in children. We report a case of bronchial mucoepidermoid carcinoma in a 10-year-old boy who presented with persistent cough and atelectasis. Bronchoscopic examination showed a tumor mass occluding the right bronchus intermedius, and the mass was removed by bronchoscopy. The results of the pathological examination revealed low-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma. He underwent right middle and lower lobectomy with bronchoplasty, and there was no metastasis. He remains symptom-free without recurrence of bronchial tumor during the follow-up period of 12 months.
Key Words: Mucoepidermoid carcinoma, Bronchus, Child

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