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.
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
- Neoplasm metastasis
- Surgical procedures, operative
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