Research Article| Volume 52, ISSUE 4, P600-609, October 1962

Mucoepidermoid tumors of the bronchi

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        1. Mucoepidermoid tumors are rare in the bronchial tree. The 2 cases reported here bring the total number of cases in the literature to 13.
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        2. Mucoepidermoid tumors can be distinguished from other bronchial adenomas by their characteristic morphology, endobronchial appearance, and natural history.
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        3. Bronchial adenomas composed exclusively of mucus-secreting glands closely resemble mucoepidermoid tumors in their natural history and pathogenesis.
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        4. One of the cases reported here is unique in that it is the only recorded example of carcinoma supervening in a mucoepidermoid tumor of the bronchus.
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