Tuberc Respir Dis > Volume 50(4); 2001 > Article
Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases 2001;50(4):499-503.
DOI:    Published online April 1, 2001.
A Case of Metastatic Tracheal Tumor From Ovarian Carcinoma.
Cheon Woong Choi, Jee Hong Yoo, Hye Lim Oh, Yongseon Cho, Hong Mo Kang
Tracheal tumors are uncommon comprising less than 0.1% of all malignancies. Metastatic tracheal tumors, especially form the extrathoracic sites, are exceedingly rare. Ovarian cancer tends to metastasize to the serous cavities and the lymph nodes. One large autopsy study reported tracheal involvement in 1% of patients who had died from ovarian cancer. Other studies have not mentioned tracheal involvement at all. Since the main symptoms of cough, hemoptysis, or wheezing are nonspecific, patients may be initially treated for other conditions including asthma or bronchitis. Here we describe a metastatic tracheal tumor from an overain carcinoma that was initally treated for bronchial asthma.
Key Words: Metastatic tracheal tumor, Ovarian carcinoma, Upper airway obstruction

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