Highlighted version successful resection of a tracheal metastasis of rectal cancer: a case report

Takaki Akamine, Gouji Toyokawa, Kenichi Kohashi, Taichi Matsubara, Yuka Kozuma, Naoki Haratake, Shinkichi Takamori, Masakazu Katsura, Kazuki Takada, Fumihiro Shoji, Tatsuro Okamoto, Yoshinao Oda, Yoshihiko Maehara


A tracheal metastasis (TM) from non-pulmonary malignancy is extremely rare, and there are very few reports regarding TM. Here, we report a case of the successful tracheal resection of TM of colorectal cancer. A 36-year-old man underwent a surgical resection for the rectal cancer. Approximately five years after the surgical resection of the primary rectal cancer, an isolated TM was identified. The patient was successfully treated with a tracheal resection. In conclusion, the current case suggested that the best treatment of the isolated TM might be a surgical resection.