Title

Chamberlain mediastinotomy for diagnosis of adenoid cystic carcinoma of trachea.

Document Type

Article

Department

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Abstract

Primary tracheal tumours are extremely rare. Bronchoscopy is the standard diagnostic procedure of obtaining biopsy of a tracheal mass, however it becomes challenging if the obstructing lesion is placed distally along the trachea occluding greater than 90% of the airway. We report the case of a 25-year-old male who suffered from severe tracheal stenosis. The lesion was biopsied through a chamberlain mediastinotomy, under local and mask anaesthesia and was found to be primary adenoid cystic carcinoma.

Publication

Heart, Lung & Circulation