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In case of an endobronchial nodule or mass, with or without signs of bronchial obstruction, mucoepidermoid carcinoma should always be in the differential diagnoses. If it concerns a patient under the age of thirty without risk factors for pulmonary malignancy suspicion should be even higher.






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Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the airways in a young adult male

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Abstract
Mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) of the airways is a rare entity most often found in young patients. We present a case of a 23 year old patient with symptoms of pneumonia, which progresses to a pulmonary abscess within a week. Diagnostic work-up reveals an endobronchial obstruction by a pedunculated low grade MEC. A literature review is provided and radiological appearances are described.






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