Airway Myoepithelioma: A Misplaced Salivary Gland's Tale

Hollie Saunders, David Abia-Trujillo, Andras Khoor, Neal M. Patel, Sebastian Fernandez-Bussy

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A central airway obstruction (CAO) is a possibly life-threatening condition with a wide range of potential etiologies, the most common being neoplastic.1 Myoepithelial tumors are rarely found in the lungs as they arise most often in the salivary glands or breast. When found in the lung, myoepithelial tumors arise from bronchial submucosal glands.2 Because of the low incidence of these tumors in the airway, the diagnostic approach and treatment are not well documented in the current literature. We present a case of an atypical endobronchial myoepithelioma resulting in CAO, and our approach to diagnosis and management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E39-E41
JournalJournal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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