Distant metastasis of rectal adenocarcinoma in a temporary tracheostoma: a case report

  • Robert Šifrer University Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Primož Strojan Institute of Oncology, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Nina Zidar Institute of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Miha Žargi University Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Aleš Grošelj University Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Milena Krajinović Department of Otorhinolaryngology, General Hospital Novo mesto, Slovenia

Abstract

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.

Author Biographies

Robert Šifrer, University Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Ljubljana, Slovenia

dr.med.

Primož Strojan, Institute of Oncology, Ljubljana, Slovenia

prof.dr.

dr.med.

Nina Zidar, Institute of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Ljubljana, Slovenia

prof.dr.

dr.med.

Miha Žargi, University Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Ljubljana, Slovenia

prof.dr.

dr.med.

Aleš Grošelj, University Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Ljubljana, Slovenia

assist

dr.med.

Milena Krajinović, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, General Hospital Novo mesto, Slovenia
dr.med.
Published
2014-10-26
How to Cite
Šifrer, R., Strojan, P., Zidar, N., Žargi, M., Grošelj, A., & Krajinović, M. (2014). Distant metastasis of rectal adenocarcinoma in a temporary tracheostoma: a case report. Radiology and Oncology, 48(4). Retrieved from https://www.radioloncol.com/index.php/ro/article/view/1921
Section
Clinical oncology