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Cutaneous metastasis from urologic tumours

In Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venerology And Leprology
By: Prabhash K.
Contributor(s): Parikh PM | Biswas G | Prasad N | .
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticleSeries: Vol 72 Issues 1.Publisher: 2006Description: 86.Subject(s): cutaneous, urologic tumours | DDC classification: In: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venerology And LeprologySummary: Cutaneous metastasis is a relatively uncommon manifestation of visceral malignancy. It mostly occurs late in the course of disease, but in approximately 8% patients, it may be the presenting sign of underlying malignancy.[1] The most common tumors to metastasize to the skin are breast, lung, colorectal, renal, and ovarian carcinomas.[2] Occasionally, metastases may arise from other primary tumors. We report on a patient who presented with a cutaneous metastasis that was subsequently found to have arisen from adenocarcinoma of the gall bladder.
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Cutaneous metastasis is a relatively uncommon manifestation of visceral malignancy. It mostly occurs late in the course of disease, but in approximately 8% patients, it may be the presenting sign of underlying malignancy.[1] The most common tumors to metastasize to the skin are breast, lung, colorectal, renal, and ovarian carcinomas.[2] Occasionally, metastases may arise from other primary tumors. We report on a patient who presented with a cutaneous metastasis that was subsequently found to have arisen from adenocarcinoma of the gall bladder.

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