Metastatic colorectal carcinoma: an unusual presentation.

Title

Metastatic colorectal carcinoma: an unusual presentation.

Creator

Moonda Afreen; Fatteh Shokat

Publisher

Journal of cutaneous pathology

Date

2009
2009-01

Description

Cutaneous metastases from colorectal carcinomas occur infrequently, usually in the setting of disseminated disease. They most commonly appear on the abdominal wall or perineal area; metastases to other locations of the skin are rare. We describe a case of colorectal signet ring carcinoma with metastasis to the upper lip. To the authors' knowledge, this is the second reported case of colorectal carcinoma with metastasis to the lip and first with signet ring features. Because of the rarity of cutaneous metastases, the primary physician or pathologist may overlook this diagnosis. However, this entity should be considered in the differential diagnosis of adnexal tumors as it may be the initial presentation of the colon carcinoma.

Subject

Aged; Carcinoma; Colorectal Neoplasms/*pathology; Diagnosis; Differential; Humans; Lip Neoplasms/*secondary; Lymphatic Metastasis/pathology; Male; Signet Ring Cell/*secondary; Skin Neoplasms/*secondary; Sweat Gland Neoplasms/pathology

Rights

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Pages

64–66

Issue

1

Volume

36

Citation

Moonda Afreen; Fatteh Shokat, “Metastatic colorectal carcinoma: an unusual presentation.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed December 1, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4481.

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