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Distant metastasis of rectal adenocarcinoma in a temporary tracheostoma.
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PMID:  25435853     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: The temporary tracheostoma's metastases of head and neck cancer had already been reported in the literature. So far, they had been considered as regional dissemination of the malignant disease. We report a case of temporary tracheostoma's metastasis of carcinoma from non-head-and-neck primary site, what has not been reported in the literature, yet. Therefore, it is the first reported case of the systemic dissemination of malignant tumour into temporary tracheostoma.
CASE REPORT: Fifty-four-year-old female patient, previously treated for a rectal adenocarcinoma, reported in our office with exophytic pink tissue masses around the temporary tracheostoma. The biopsy and immunohistochemistry findings were consistent with temporary tracheostoma's metastasis of the rectal adenocarcinoma. The patient received palliative radiotherapy and died of systemic progression of the disease.
CONCLUSIONS: The patients with history of primary cancer of any origin and exophytic proliferating changes around the tracheostoma require an appropriate diagnostic work-up including a biopsy. The type of treatment depends on the extent of the disease, previous therapy and general condition of the patient.
Robert Sifrer; Primoz Strojan; Nina Zidar; Miha Zargi; Ales Groselj; Milena Krajinovic
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-11-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiology and oncology     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1318-2099     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiol Oncol     Publication Date:  2014 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-12-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-12-2    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9317213     Medline TA:  Radiol Oncol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  393-396     Citation Subset:  -    
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