Subglottic adenoid cystic carcinoma mistaken for asthma

  title={Subglottic adenoid cystic carcinoma mistaken for asthma},
  author={Hua-lin Wang and Ling Xu and Fu-jun Li},
  journal={Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B},
Adenoid cystic carcinoma rarely occurs within the subglottic larynx. In this study, a case of subglottic adenoid cystic carcinoma was reported. A 54 year-old Chinese woman developed a sudden onset of chest distress and cough worsening after physical exertion, and was diagnosed with, and treated as, bronchial asthma. Regular anti-asthmatic therapy did not improve the symptoms. Until a sudden dyspnea, a cervicothoracic computerized tomography (CT) revealed that her upper airway was obstructed by… CONTINUE READING


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