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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 140-142

Tracheal adenoid cystic carcinoma mimicking bronchial asthma


1 Department of Pathology, Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences, Defence Research and Development Organization, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Radiation Biosciences, Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences, Defence Research and Development Organization, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Ashutosh Kansal
Department of Pathology, Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences, Defence Research and Development Organization, Brig. S. K. Majumdar Road, Timarpur, New Delhi - 110 054
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-6691.124398

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Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a rare primary tracheal malignancy. Hemoptysis, nonproductive cough, dyspnea, chest pain and weight loss are the common initial symptoms. Despite their rarity, their usually insidious onset often leads to a delay in diagnosis, making these potentially treatable lesions difficult to treat and often fatal. We present the case report of a 34-year-old male patient suffering from ACC arising from the right side of the trachea.


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