ISSN : 2146-3123
E-ISSN : 2146-3131

Tracheal Metastasis from Rectal Cancer: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
In Young Choi 1, Bo-Kyoung Je 1, Ki Yeol Lee 2, Ji Yung Choo 2, Seung Hwa Lee 2, Ju Han Lee 3, Jae Seung Shin 4, Jun won Um 5
1Department of Radiology, Ansan Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Korea University, Republic of Korea
2Department of Radiology, Korea University Ansan Hospital, Ansan, Republic of Korea
3Department of Pathology, Ansan Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Korea University, Republic of Korea
4Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Ansan Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Korea University, Republic of Korea
5Department of General Surgery, Ansan Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Korea University, Republic of Korea
DOI : 10.5152/balkanmedj.2012.114

Abstract

The trachea is an uncommon site of metastasis from colorectal carcinoma. A few cases have been reported in the literature, but these focused mostly on the clinical aspects without detailing radiologic and histologic findings. The authors describe a 70-year-old woman who was diagnosed with tracheal metastasis from a primary rectal cancer. We present the contrast-enhanced chest computed temography (CT), including volume-rendered image, as well as bronchoscopic findings.

Keywords : Tracheal tumor, metastasis, rectal cancer
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