A long-term survivor after aggressive treatment for tracheal adenoid cystic carcinoma: A case report

Ryuichi Suemitsu, Tatsuro Okamoto, Riichiroh Maruyama, Hiroshi Wataya, Takashi Seto, Yukito Ichinose

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A 61-year-old male underwent a tracheal resection and reconstruction with omentopexy for the treatment of tracheal adenoid cystic carcinoma. Postoperatively, he received radiotherapy for a microscopic residual tumor of the tracheal margin. It recurred with pulmonary metastasis and para-esophageal lymph nodal metastasis at 7 years and 10 months after the initial operation. A wedge resection and concurrent chemoradiotherapy were carried out to treat the recurrence, followed by consolidation chemotherapy. Eleven months later, he developed a second recurrence with a right hilar lymph nodal metastasis, and thereafter he also suffered from a left hilar lymph nodal metastasis. As a result, he received concurrent chemoradiotherapy twice over a 3- year period. One year and 2 months later, a new pulmonary metastasis appeared, and a wedge resection was carried out. Although the patient had five instances of recurrence over an 11-year period during his treatment course, he is presently doing well as a result of appropriate local treatments using multiple modalities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)335-337
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Gastroenterology


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