[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Cutaneous metastases in the facial region occur in less than 0.5% of patients with metastatic cancer.
A 52-year-old woman who admitted with a lung and a skull skin nodule is presented. She had a known diagnosis of uterine leiomyosarcoma following an extended total hysterectomy two years ago. Excision biopsy of both nodules revealed metastatic disease.
The appearance of a cutaneous nodule in a patient with a history of uterine leiomyosarcoma might indicate a metastatic tumor lesion. Biopsy and immunohistochemistry are essential for correct diagnosis.
World Journal of Surgical Oncology 02/2009; 7:45. · 1.09 Impact Factor