Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the bronchus in a 4-year-old child. A high-grade variant with lymph node metastasis

Cancer. 1984 Apr 1;53(7):1600-4. doi: 10.1002/1097-0142(19840401)53:7<1600::aid-cncr2820530730>;2-4.


A high-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma with lymph node metastasis occurred in the bronchus of a 4-year-old child. The tumor was pedunculated, obstructive, and invasive. Squamous and glandular elements were seen on light and electron microscopic examination. This is a very rare tumor in the pediatric age group. This is the first instance of this lesion associated with metastasis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Bronchial Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Bronchial Neoplasms / ultrastructure
  • Carcinoma / pathology*
  • Carcinoma / ultrastructure
  • Cell Nucleolus / ultrastructure
  • Cell Nucleus / ultrastructure
  • Child, Preschool
  • Cytoplasm / ultrastructure
  • Desmosomes / ultrastructure
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lymph Nodes / ultrastructure
  • Lymphatic Metastasis