Solitary primary tracheal small-cell lung cancer causing acute respiratory failure: Diagnosis and treatment

Chou Chin Lan, Mei Chen Yang, Chih Hsin Lee, Shiu Feng Huang, Yao Kuang Wu

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Abstract

Small-cell lung cancer often presents as an extensive cancer, and rarely as a solitary tracheal tumor. We report a 41-year-old male smoker with dyspnea and wheezing that was initially diagnosed as asthma and treated with bronchodilators. He was later intubated for acute respiratory failure, and computed tomography revealed a tracheal mass. Solitary primary small-cell lung cancer was diagnosed via bronchoscopic biopsy. The patient received bronchoscopic electro-surgery and was successfully extubated. Concurrent chemo-radiotherapy was performed due to the stage IV small-cell lung cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)929-932
Number of pages4
JournalRespiratory Care
Volume55
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Acute respiratory failure
  • Bronchoscopic electro-surgery
  • Small-cell lung cancer
  • Tracheal tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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