Hematogenous metastatisation of the tracheal wall in early stage esophageal cancer treated with radical esophagectomy and IORT

A. Oldani, E. Maldi, P. Santos Pereira, S. Gentilli, M. Garavoglia, R. Boldorini

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Abstract

Esophageal cancer is a disease in which airway involvement is a frequent cause of incurability. A patient underwent radical esophagectomy with application of IORT for an early stage esophageal cancer. Postoperative stay was complicated by tracheal ulceration; microscopic examination of the ulcerated tracheal tissue revealed multiple metastatic islets of spindle cells carcinoma. Our case revealed a very unusual hematogenous metastatization that has been impossible to detect with conventional preoperative staging; IORT may have played a role in the fatal outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-134
Number of pages2
JournalChirurgia
Volume27
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Esophagus
  • Neoplasm metastasis
  • Neoplasms
  • Radiotherapy
  • Surgical procedures, operative

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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