Title:
A rare tracheal malignant tumor: spindle cell sarcomatoid carcinoma
Authors:
X.J. Cao , Z.X Wu , F.F. Lei *, X.H. Xiao , H. Liu , Q.Z. Chen
Institutions:
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Baoji Central Hospital, Baoji, Shaanxi, China; Department of Respiratory Medicine, Gansu Provincial Hospital, Lanzhou, Gansu, China.
Keywords:
Tracheal tumor; sarcomatoid carcinoma; spindle cell; resection
Pages:
47 - 50
Abstract:
Spindle cell sarcomatoid carcinoma of the trachea is a rare tumor with an unclear clinical outcome. So far, only 3 cases of this tumor have been reported in English literature. Herein we report an Asian case of primary spindle cell sarcomatoid carcinoma in the cervical trachea. Case report: a 50-year-old Asian male presented with over 2-year history of an intermittent cough and worsening dyspnea. Workup revealed an irregular new growth in the mid-trachea, occupying more than 70% in the cross-section of the tracheal lumen. Specimen examination suggested some poorly differentiated spindle cells. Patient received surgical resection of the tracheal tumor followed by end-to-end suture. At 12 months, the patient is disease-free. Conclusion: Primary spindle cell sarcomatoid carcinoma of the trachea is extremely infrequent. In general, the optimal strategy is unclear in those patients. However, we suggest surgical resection as an initial strategy.
Issue:
Vol. 15, 2019, 1st trimester


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A rare tracheal malignant tumor: spindle cell sarcomatoid carcinoma