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Upper Airway Obstruction Secondary to Acinic Cell Carcinoma of the Trachea : Use of Nd:YAG Laser

M. Ali Ansari; Alberto Marchevsky; Leslie Strick; Zab Mohsenifar
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Affiliations: From the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles,  From the Departments of Medicine and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles

Affiliations: From the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles,  From the Departments of Medicine and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles


1996 by the American College of Chest Physicians


Chest. 1996;110(4):1120-1122. doi:10.1378/chest.110.4.1120
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Abstract

Comprising 1 to 4% of all tumors and 7 to 15% of malignant neoplasms of the major salivary glands, acinic cell carcinoma (ACC) rarely occurs in the respiratory tract. There has been only one case of ACC of the trachea previously reported in the medical literature. A second case of ACC of the trachea associated with upper airway obstruction and its management by Nd:YAG laser and surgical resection is reported.


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