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Jornal Brasileiro de Patologia e Medicina Laboratorial
On-line version ISSN 1678-4774
OGATA, Daniel Cury et al. Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of bronchus: a rare cause of recurrent pneumonia in a child. J. Bras. Patol. Med. Lab. [online]. 2007, vol.43, n.2, pp.129-132. ISSN 1678-4774. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1676-24442007000200009.
The authors report a case of patient of 13 years of age that presented chronic cough and recurrent pneumonia, whose bronchoscopy showed a polipoid mass obstructing upper right segmental bronchus. Biopsy was performed and revealed low-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma. Subsequently, the patient was submitted to a bilobectomy. Nowadays, the patient has been met well in follow-up of 14 months in our department.
Keywords : Mucoepidermoid carcinoma; Recurrent pneumonia; Bronchoscopy.