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Endotracheal Metastasis from Colon Cancer: A Rare Case

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Primary tracheal cancer is a well-known disease while metastases to the trachea from distant sites are exceedingly rare. We report a case of endotracheal metastasis from a colon cancer in a female, who underwent surgery for a sigmoid cancer with no metastases. Five years later, she was diagnosed with a solitary pulmonary metastasis and underwent a left lower lobectomy. After further two years, a tracheal metastasis was found. She was successfully treated with a tracheal resection. In conclusion, it is important to know that colorectal cancer may provide endotracheal metastases. Definitive and aggressive treatment of these metastases is advisable.

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Schmidt, A. , Christensen, T. , Madsen, L. , Højsgaard, A. , Schytte, S. and Pilegaard, H. (2015) Endotracheal Metastasis from Colon Cancer: A Rare Case. Open Journal of Thoracic Surgery, 5, 21-25. doi: 10.4236/ojts.2015.52005.


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