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Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia

On-line version ISSN 1806-3756

Abstract

SANTOS, José Wellington Alves dos; SILVEIRA, Maurício Licks da; TONELLO, Cristiano  and  DAUBERMANN, Melissa Falster. Mucoepidermoid carcinoma: a rare cause of recurrent pneumonia. J. bras. pneumol. [online]. 2005, vol.31, n.6, pp.559-562. ISSN 1806-3756.  https://doi.org/10.1590/S1806-37132005000600016.

Recurrent pneumonia is characterized by frequent infection and infiltrates in one or more lung lobes. The localized form of the disease is caused by intraluminal obstruction, extrinsic compression or structural abnormalities. The pattern, frequency and severity of the infections, together with a thorough review of all chest X-rays, inform the diagnosis. Herein, we report a case of recurrent pneumonia due to endobronchial obstruction by mucoepidermoid carcinoma.

Keywords : Pneumonia; Recurrent; Carcinoma; mucoepidermoid/diagnosis; Tomography, X-ray computed; Case reports.

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