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Distant metastasis of rectal adenocarcinoma in a temporary tracheostoma.

Sifrer R, Strojan P, Zidar N, Zargi M, Groselj A, Krajinovic M - Radiol Oncol (2014)

Bottom Line: 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 patient received palliative radiotherapy and died of systemic progression of the disease.The type of treatment depends on the extent of the disease, previous therapy and general condition of the patient.

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Affiliation: University Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

ABSTRACT

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.

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Metastasis of colorectal carcinoma in temporary tracheostoma with margins of irradiation field marked on the skin – anterior view.
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f1-rado-48-04-393: Metastasis of colorectal carcinoma in temporary tracheostoma with margins of irradiation field marked on the skin – anterior view.

Mentions: In February 2008, difficulties with cannula replacements associated with unusual changes around the tracheostoma prompted the patient to visit the ENT office again. After the removal of the cannula, the clinical examination revealed exophytic pink tissue masses, 1.5 × 1.5 cm in size, growing around the left and inferior rim of the tracheostoma in the area of skin transition into tracheal mucosa (Figure 1), mimicking hypertrophic granulations that are usually found in neglected tracheostomas. Due to extent of these changes, a biopsy was performed.


Distant metastasis of rectal adenocarcinoma in a temporary tracheostoma.

Sifrer R, Strojan P, Zidar N, Zargi M, Groselj A, Krajinovic M - Radiol Oncol (2014)

Metastasis of colorectal carcinoma in temporary tracheostoma with margins of irradiation field marked on the skin – anterior view.
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f1-rado-48-04-393: Metastasis of colorectal carcinoma in temporary tracheostoma with margins of irradiation field marked on the skin – anterior view.
Mentions: In February 2008, difficulties with cannula replacements associated with unusual changes around the tracheostoma prompted the patient to visit the ENT office again. After the removal of the cannula, the clinical examination revealed exophytic pink tissue masses, 1.5 × 1.5 cm in size, growing around the left and inferior rim of the tracheostoma in the area of skin transition into tracheal mucosa (Figure 1), mimicking hypertrophic granulations that are usually found in neglected tracheostomas. Due to extent of these changes, a biopsy was performed.

Bottom Line: 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 patient received palliative radiotherapy and died of systemic progression of the disease.The type of treatment depends on the extent of the disease, previous therapy and general condition of the patient.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: University Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

ABSTRACT

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.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus