PULMONARY MUCOEPIDERMOID CARCINOMA: DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT
Pulmonary mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) is a rare malignant neoplasm with the clinical picture mimicking infectious aetiologies in most of the patients. Hence, this rare entity poses a great challenge to the pathologist in terms of diagnosis and to the oncologist in terms of treatment. This case report aims to look at the clinicopathological features of pulmonary MEC, the role of immunohistochemical analysis in diagnosis and choice of chemotherapeutic agent. The objective of reporting this case on MEC is not only the rare frequency of this carcinoma but also to highlight the importance of adequate immunohistochemical analysis in establishing the diagnosis.
Key words: Lung cancer, mucoepidermoid carcinoma, chemotherapy
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