Obstructing Trachea Tumor: Myoepithelial Carcinoma about a Case

Amine Kessab, Adil Zegmout, Mohammed Reda El Ochi, Wafaa El Omari, Abderrahmane Rhorfi, Mohamed Oukabli


Myoepithelial carcinoma, also called malignant myoepithelioma, is an extremely rare tumor of the salivary gland type. It is defined as a malignant neoplasm in which the tumor cells exhibit exclusively myoepithelial differentiation. Our case is a 48-year-old patient with no specific history who was presented to the hospital emergency room for respiratory difficulty and dysphagia progressively evolving for 08 weeks. A cervical CT was done which revealed a hypodense tumor process in T1 of 4 cm long axis obstructing the trachea well limited and richly vascularized. The diagnosis of tracheal myoepithelial carcinoma was made after histological and immunohistochemical analysis on a biopsy pending analysis of the operative specimen. Treatment remains initially surgical with appropriate postoperative radiotherapy and chemotherapy.


Myoepithelial, Trachea, Carcinoma, Biobsy, Histology

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7575/aiac.abcmed.v.9n.3p.45


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