Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of Lung Presenting as a Peripheral Cavitary Lesion XD03-XD05
Dr. KO Rohit,
Specialist, Pulmonology, Aster Medcity, Kochi-682034, Kerala, India.
Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma (MEC) is a salivary gland neoplasm which originates from minor salivary glands in proximal bronchi. They are usually central in location adjacent to large airways. Here, we report a case of MEC which presented as a peripheral lesion with central cavitation. Patient underwent left upper lobectomy and histopathology was positive for p63, p40, CK5/6, CK7 and negative for TTF-1, Napsin A, with overall features in favour of high grade MEC. Post procedure he was stable and was later advised for chemotherapy.