Primary adenocarcinoma of the trachea resected using percutaneous cardiopulmonary support (PCPS)

Hiroshige Nakamura, Yuji Taniguchi, Ken Miwa, Yoshin Adachi, Shinji Fujioka, Satoshi Kamihira, Shingo Ishiguro, Yasushi Horie
2007 Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery  
We encountered one very rare case of primary adenocarcinoma of the trachea. The patient was a 72-year-old woman who was hospitalized immediately following significant dyspnea and mental confusion. A computed tomography scan of her chest revealed a 14x13x11 mm tumor in the trachea. After establishing artificial respiration, a tracheal tubular resection was immediately performed using percutaneous cardiopulmonary support (PCPS). A postoperative pathological examination led to the patient being
more » ... gnosed with primary adenocarcinoma of the trachea, and she was treated with adjuvant chemotherapy. Since then, for approximately 1 year and 6 months we have detected no relapse.
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