47_years old man with cough and hemoptysis



Doctor's Information

Name : Hamidreza
Family : Haghighatkhah
Affiliation :Radiology Department ,Shohada Tajrish hospital,SBMU
Academic Degree : associate professor of radiology
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Resident : Mehrdad Karamad


Case Section

Chest Imaging


Patient's Information

Gender : Male
Age : 47


Clinical Summary

47_years old man with cough and hemoptysis


Imaging Findings

Circumferential and asymmetric wall thickening in distal part of trachea with ulcerative tumoral mass in left wall is seen. The lesion has 35 mm length associated with moderate luminal narrowing and extended down to carinal level.para tracheal and subcarinal adenopathies are seen. Tumoral adhesion is seen at posterior aspect of aortic arc and anterior wall of esophagus.


Differential Diagnosis



Final Diagnosis

Adenoid cystic carcinoma


Discussion (Related Text)

Adenoid cystic carcinoma (formerlycalled cylindroma) is a malignant neoplasm that arises from the tracheal salivary glands and accounts for 40% of primary tracheal malignancies. This neoplasm tends to involve the posterolateral wall of the distal two-thirds of the trachea or main or lobar bronchi. The prognosisin patients with squamous cell carcinoma is poor, as upto 50% of patients have mediastinal extension of tumor at the time of diagnosis. While adenoid cystic carcinoma has a better prognosis, these slow-growing lesions are locally invasive with a tendency toward late recurrence and metastases.



Fundamentals of diagnostic radiology by William E.Brant Fourh edition


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