Primary tracheal tumours are extremely rare. Bronchoscopy is the standard diagnostic procedure of obtaining biopsy of a tracheal mass, however it becomes challenging if the obstructing lesion is placed distally along the trachea occluding greater than 90% of the airway. We report the case of a 25-year-old male who suffered from severe tracheal stenosis. The lesion was biopsied through a chamberlain mediastinotomy, under local and mask anaesthesia and was found to be primary adenoid cystic carcinoma.
- Adenoid cystic carcinoma
- Anterior mediastinotomy
- Chamberlain's mediastinotomy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine