Primary salivary gland-type tumor of the lung and bronchoscopic therapy. A valid option for lung parenchyma preservation? Case report




Stephany I. Briones-Alvarado, Department of Respiratory Medicine, General University Hospital Gregorio Marañon, Faculty of Medicine, Complutense University of Madrid, Gregorio Marañon Health Research Institute (IiSGM), Madrid, Spain
Francisco J. Caballero-Segura, Department of Respiratory Medicine, General University Hospital Gregorio Marañon, Faculty of Medicine, Complutense University of Madrid, Gregorio Marañon Health Research Institute (IiSGM), Madrid, Spain
Cristhian A. Correa-Gutiérrez, Department of Respiratory Medicine, General University Hospital Gregorio Marañon, Faculty of Medicine, Complutense University of Madrid, Gregorio Marañon Health Research Institute (IiSGM), Madrid, Spain
María García-Martos, Department of Respiratory Pathology, General University Hospital Gregorio Marañon, Faculty of Medicine, Complutense University of Madrid, Gregorio Marañon Health Research Institute (IiSGM), Madrid, Spain
Coca Mihaela-Vieru, Department of Respiratory Pathology, General University Hospital Gregorio Marañon, Faculty of Medicine, Complutense University of Madrid, Gregorio Marañon Health Research Institute (IiSGM), Madrid, Spain
Paola A. Benedetti, Department of Respiratory Medicine, General University Hospital Gregorio Marañon, Faculty of Medicine, Complutense University of Madrid, Gregorio Marañon Health Research Institute (IiSGM), Madrid, Spain


Primary pulmonary salivary gland type tumors (PSPTGS) are infrequent tumors, but they usually mimic the clinical presentation of common pathologies, having to be considered for differential diagnosis with diseases of subacute/chronic evolution, such as tuberculosis. They should be suspected in young, non-smoking individuals with symptoms of cough and hemoptysis; and unlike other lung cancers, as they are slow-growing, they are usually detected in localized stages. As tumors are generally large and located in the proximal airway, they are easily accessible by bronchoscopy, allowing them to be resected and biopsied.



Keywords: PSPTGS. bronchoscopy. lung preservation.