Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of bronchus in a pediatric patient: 18F-FDG PET findings

@article{Lee2007MucoepidermoidCO,
  title={Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of bronchus in a pediatric patient: 18F-FDG PET findings},
  author={Edward Lee and Sara O. Vargas and Gregory S. Sawicki and Debra Boyer and Frederick D. Grant and Stephan D. Voss},
  journal={Pediatric Radiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={37},
  pages={1278-1282}
}
In children, primary neoplasms of the tracheobronchial tree and lungs are rare; most are malignant. Of the primary malignant pulmonary neoplasms arising in childhood, mucoepidermoid carcinoma accounts for approximately 10%. Due to its well-confined local growth within the airway, mucoepidermoid carcinoma commonly produces respiratory symptoms from progressive tracheal or bronchial obstruction. Mucoepidermoid tumor has minimal metastatic potential in children, and local resection alone is the… CONTINUE READING