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Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the trachea. H&E stain. (WC/Nephron)

The trachea connects the pharynx and largynx to lungs.

Cancers of the trachea


  • Very uncommon ~ 1 in 1,000,000 persons/year.[1]

Most common primary tumours:[2]


  • Most common tracheal cancer is direct extension from other tumours in the neck, e.g. thyroid.[1]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Junker, K. (Feb 2014). "Pathology of tracheal tumors.". Thorac Surg Clin 24 (1): 7-11. doi:10.1016/j.thorsurg.2013.09.008. PMID 24295655.
  2. Napieralska, A.; Miszczyk, L.; Blamek, S. (Dec 2016). "Tracheal cancer - treatment results, prognostic factors and incidence of other neoplasms.". Radiol Oncol 50 (4): 409-417. doi:10.1515/raon-2016-0046. PMID 27904449.