Bronchial mucoepidermoid carcinoma with recurrent hemoptysis in a pregnant woman: Report of a case

Hiroyuki Tao, Yoshifumi Sano, Masaomi Yamane, Shinichi Toyooka, Takahiro Oto, Hiroshi Date

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Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the tracheobronchial tree, which is thought to arise from the minor salivary gland tissue of the proximal airway, is an extremely rare neoplasm. We herein report a case of a 31-year-old pregnant woman in her 36th week, who complained of recurrent hemoptysis from bronchial mucoepidermoid carcinoma. As massive bleeding from the tumor was seen during a caesarean section, it was necessary to add bronchial artery embolization. The tumor was successfully removed by a sleeve resection of the left main bronchus after the embolization. The patient is doing well without any signs of recurrence at 3 years after undergoing the operation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)850-852
Number of pages3
JournalSurgery Today
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2008



  • Bronchial artery embolization
  • Bronchial tumor
  • Hemoptysis
  • Pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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