Indian Journal of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

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

Tracheal adenoid cystic carcinoma mimicking bronchial asthma


Ashutosh Kansal1, Subhajit Ghosh2 
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Kansal A, Ghosh S. Tracheal adenoid cystic carcinoma mimicking bronchial asthma.Indian J Allergy Asthma Immunol 2013;27:140-142


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Kansal A, Ghosh S. Tracheal adenoid cystic carcinoma mimicking bronchial asthma. Indian J Allergy Asthma Immunol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2019 Dec 15 ];27:140-142
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