Thorac cardiovasc Surg 2012; 60(S 02): e19-e21
DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1311541
Thoracic Surgery
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

An Adult Case of Primary Rhabdomyosarcoma of the Trachea with Resection of Seven Cartilage Rings and Primary Reconstruction

Ken Miwa
1  Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Tottori University Hospital, Yonago, Japan
,
Yuji Taniguchi
1  Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Tottori University Hospital, Yonago, Japan
,
Hiroshige Nakamura
1  Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Tottori University Hospital, Yonago, Japan
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Publication History

25 November 2011

17 January 2012

Publication Date:
08 November 2012 (eFirst)

  

Abstract

A 74-year-old female consulted a local clinic with bloody sputum and dyspnea. Bronchoscopy revealed a tumor with ∼80% stenosis in the trachea. She was referred to our hospital. Biopsy findings suggested primary rhabdomyosarcoma of the trachea. Cervical computed tomography (CT) revealed a tumor involving the 3rd to 9th tracheal cartilages. Tubular resection of the 3rd to 9th tracheal cartilages and tracheal reconstruction were performed. Finally, a pathological diagnosis of rhabdomyosarcoma was made. Primary rhabdomyosarcoma of the trachea is extremely rare.