Distant metastasis of rectal adenocarcinoma in a temporary tracheostoma: a case report
The metastasis into the temporary tracheostoma from a distant primary site has not yet been reported. We report a case of the 54-year-old female patient, previously treated for a rectal adenocarcinoma, with exophytic pink tissue masses around the tracheostoma. The biopsy and immunohistochemistry findings were consistent with metastasis from the rectal adenocarcinoma into the temporary tracheostoma. The patients with history of primary cancer of any origin and exophytic proliferating masses 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.