Cutaneous metastasis to the scalp from squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix
ABSTRACT Carcinoma of the cervix is a common neoplasm. Early detection and improved treatment techniques have resulted in better control of cancer and longer survival, however, invasive and metastatic disease still occur. Cervical cancer usually spreads through direct local extension and via the lymphatics, haematogenous metastasis is relatively infrequent and cutaneous metastases are very rare. Metastasis to the scalp is extremely rare and only three cases of scalp metastasis from cervical cancer have been reported in the literature. We now report a patient with cervical cancer who presented with metastasis to this very unusual site.
SourceAvailable from: Isabel Prieto
Dataset: scalp metastases 2012
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ABSTRACT: Carcinoma of the uterine cervix is a common neoplasm among Indian women; in fact, it is the commonest malignancy among rural Indian women. Uterine cervical cancer spreads mainly to the regional lymph nodes, with distant metastasis rarely occurring. Major sites of distant metastasis are lung, bone, and liver. Skin metastasis from carcinoma of the uterine cervix is a very rare event. The reported incidence ranges from 0.1 to 2%. Here we describe a 60-year-old woman with cervical cancer who developed metastatic lesions on the lower abdominal wall and also over the inner aspects of thigh.07/2013; 14(3):174-7. DOI:10.5152/jtgga.2013.62444