Tracheobronchial mucoepidermoid carcinoma in childhood and adolescence: case report and review of the literature.

@article{Welsh1998TracheobronchialMC,
  title={Tracheobronchial mucoepidermoid carcinoma in childhood and adolescence: case report and review of the literature.},
  author={Jeff Welsh and T R Maxson and Thomas Jaksic and Irnran Shahab and John Hicks},
  journal={International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology},
  year={1998},
  volume={45 3},
  pages={265-73}
}
In children and adolescents, primary neoplasms of the tracheobronchial tree and lungs are rare, with most tumors involving the respiratory system being metastatic, small, blue cell tumors of childhood. Of the primary pulmonary neoplasms, most are malignant with mucoepidermoid carcinoma representing about 10% of these malignant tumors. We present an 8-year-old Hispanic male with hemoptysis and several episodes of pneumonia which initially was thought to be infectious upon biopsy during… CONTINUE READING

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