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Tracheal metastasis of lung adenocarcinoma

Nathan Arnaldo Roble Alves, Aloysio Enck Neto, Franthieska Lily Rodrigues Gründmann, Kátia Martins Foltz, Lucas Spina

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A 46-year-old female presented with dyspnea, dysphagia, and throat irritation with a diagnosis of tracheal metastasis resulting from a previously resected lung adenocarcinoma. Upper airway metastasis has a poor prognosis and is rarely observed. The clinical presentation manifests with cough and hemoptysis in most cases. Treatment includes surgical metastatic removal associated with combined radiotherapy and chemotherapy.


lung adenocarcinoma; neoplastic metastases; lung neoplasms


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