Primary adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the trachea is a rare entity, with a 5-year survival between 50% and 80% for resectable cases and 30% in case of unresectable disease. We report a case of a primary ACC on a woman in her 70s that presented with a drawn-out history of dyspnoea. She was diagnosed with an unresectable obstructive tumour of the trachea, which required the placement of a Y-shaped stent. The patient underwent concomitant chemoradiotherapy, with partial response, and is still in follow-up, without evidence of disease progression.
- Respiratory cancer
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Contributors CC: as main author contributed to the acquisition of data and interpretation, planning of the article (conception), writing of the manuscript and revision of contents. RMdC: contributed to the acquisition of data and figures, writing of the manuscript and revision of contents. RVM and EJ: contributed to the acquisition of data and interpretation, writing of the manuscript and revision of contents.
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