Oncocytic mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the trachea

Dolores López-Terrada, M. G.K. Bloom, Philip T. Cagle, Mary L. Ostrowski

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We report a rare case of an oncocytic mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the trachea, which presented in a 78-year-old woman with hemoptysis. Oncocytic cells comprised the majority of this low-grade lesion and demonstrated granular cytoplasmic phosphotungstic acid-hematoxylin staining as well as strong immunohistochemical reactivity to antimitochondrial antibody. Most tracheobronchial tumors with oncocytic change are carcinoid tumors. To our knowledge, this is the first oncocytic mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the trachea reported. This diagnosis was facilitated by histochemical and immunohistochemical studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)635-637
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 13 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Medical Laboratory Technology


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