Sublaryngeal cancer of the trachea

Alfredo Cesario, Stefano Margaritora, Venanzio Porziella, Pierluigi Granone

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A 42-year-old woman was referred for a sublaryngeal tracheal stenosis after examination with CT and flexible bronchoscopy because of persistent wheezing. A biopsy sample showed an epidermoid carcinoma whose upper margin was 2 cm below the vocal cords. By the use of classic technique, we undertook a tracheal resection (figures a and b: three cartilage rings were resected, the arrows indicate recurrent nerves) and laryngotracheal anastomosis (figure c) on tumour-free resection margins (frozen section). Postoperative recovery was uneventful, and the patient was discharged 7 days after the operation. This type of operation is seldom used for such a highly located tracheal cancer because tracheal resection can often be accompanied by total laryngectomy. To the best of our knowledge, this technique has been described by artwork drawings only.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)55-55
Numero di pagine1
RivistaThe Lancet Oncology
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2004


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