Article Abstract

Complete thoracoscopic sleeve lobectomy for mucoepidermoid carcinoma in a 5-year-old boy

Authors: Xukai Li, Tuo Xing, Fei Cui, Jianxing He


Mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) is a salivary gland tumor characterized by parotid differentiation (1). Pulmonary mucoepidermoid carcinoma (PMEC) originates from the small salivary glands of the bronchial trachea. PMEC is a kind of uncommon primary lung cancer with low incidence, accounts for about 0.1–1.0% of lung carcinoma (2,3), especially rare in children. Radical resection is considered as the best treatment modality due to its good prognosis results.