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Muco-epidermoid tumour of the bronchus

Helin, I; Tedgård, U. LU ; Dejmek, A. LU and Lindgren, S. LU (1984) In International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 7(3). p.289-295
Abstract

A 7-year-old boy with recurrent pneumonia of the right lower lobe is described. At bronchoscopy a small tumour almost totally obliterating the right lower lobe was detected. Surgical treatment was undertaken. Histopathologic studies showed findings consistent with those of a muco-epidermoid tumour. The case emphasizes bronchoscopy as an important investigation in children with recurrent pneumonia. It also shows the importance of performing the bronchoscopy during a prolonged course of antibiotic prophylaxis in order to ensure a minimum of infected mucus within the bronchi. This report is completed with a short review of the literature on muco-epidermoid tumours of the bronchus in children. Their favourable prognosis and very low... (More)

A 7-year-old boy with recurrent pneumonia of the right lower lobe is described. At bronchoscopy a small tumour almost totally obliterating the right lower lobe was detected. Surgical treatment was undertaken. Histopathologic studies showed findings consistent with those of a muco-epidermoid tumour. The case emphasizes bronchoscopy as an important investigation in children with recurrent pneumonia. It also shows the importance of performing the bronchoscopy during a prolonged course of antibiotic prophylaxis in order to ensure a minimum of infected mucus within the bronchi. This report is completed with a short review of the literature on muco-epidermoid tumours of the bronchus in children. Their favourable prognosis and very low malignant potential is underlined. © 1984 Elsevier Science Publishers B.V. All rights reserved.

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bronchus, muco-epidermoid tumour, recurrent pneumonia
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International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
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10.1016/S0165-5876(84)80010-5
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  author       = {Helin, I and Tedgård, U. and Dejmek, A. and Lindgren, S.},
  issn         = {0165-5876},
  keyword      = {bronchus,muco-epidermoid tumour,recurrent pneumonia},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {289--295},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology},
  title        = {Muco-epidermoid tumour of the bronchus},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0165-5876(84)80010-5},
  volume       = {7},
  year         = {1984},
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