Tracheal Rupture After Tracheostomy Tube Exchange in a Patient With Recurrent Oral Cavity Spindle Cell Carcinoma

Ear Nose Throat J. 2022 Dec;101(10_suppl):15S-18S. doi: 10.1177/01455613221123854. Epub 2022 Aug 26.


Oral Cavity Spindle Cell Carcinoma (OCSCC) is a rare variant of squamous cell carcinoma involving the nasopharynx and oral mucosa. This tumor has a high propensity to invade local structures of the head and neck region, making surgical removal challenging and potentially morbid for the patient. Here, we report a case of OCSCC and the complications that were confronted during its surgical resection. Additionally, a review of the literature regarding OCSCC complications and their treatments was performed.

Keywords: free flap reconstruction; oral cavity; spindle cell carcinoma; tracheotomy tube.

Publication types

  • Review
  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell* / surgery
  • Humans
  • Mouth Neoplasms* / surgery
  • Rupture / etiology
  • Trachea
  • Tracheal Diseases*
  • Tracheostomy / adverse effects