Revista Cubana de Cirugía
versão On-line ISSN 1561-2945
As the trachea and primary bronchus tumors are rare, there is no an important experience in their treatment. The most frequent histological types are the adenoid cystic carcinoma and the squamous cell carcinoma. In our case, these histological cases were observed in 2 patients, respectively. The mucoepidermoid carcinoma was diagnosed in 2 other patients and the tracheal leiomyosarcoma in one case. Surgical resection was the election treatment with carina resection, in 3 patients; pneumonectomy, in 1; and cervical trachea resection, in 3. Adjuvant radiotherapy was used in cylindromas, squamous cell carcinomas and mucoepidermoid tumors. Only 1 of 7 patients had complications. There was no postoperative mortality. The highest survival has been of 172 months in the leiomyosarcoma. A female patient with a cylindroma died 74 months after the operation, whereas the 2 patients with epidermoid tumors of primary bronchus died on the13th and 15th months. All of them died due to metastatic disease
Palavras-chave : TRACHEAL NEOPLASMS [diagnosis]; TRACHEAL NEOPLASMS [surgery]; BRONCHIAL NEOPLASMS [diagnosis]; BRONCHIAL NEOPLASMS [surgery]; CARCINOMA, MUCOEPIDERMOID [surgery]; CARCINOMA, ADENOID, CYSTIC [surgery].