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Vol. 3, No. 3, 2010
Issue release date: September – December
Section title: Published: October 2010

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Case Rep Oncol 2010;3:386–390

Subcutaneous Metastatic Adenocarcinoma: An Unusual Presentation of Colon Cancer – Case Report and Literature Review

Llaguna O.H.a · Desai P.b · Fender A.B.c · Zedek D.C.d · Meyers M.O.a · O’Neil B.H.b · Diaz L.A.c · Calvo B.F.a
aDivision of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery, bDivision of Hematology and Oncology, cDepartment of Dermatology, and dDepartment of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, N.C., USA

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Subcutaneous metastasis from a visceral malignancy is rare with an incidence of 5.3%. Skin involvement as the presenting sign of a silent internal malignancy is an even rarer event occurring in approximately 0.8%. We report a case of a patient who presented to her dermatologist complaining of rapidly developing subcutaneous nodules which subsequently proved to be metastatic colon cancer, and we provide a review of the literature.

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Omar H. Llaguna, MD
Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery University of North Carolina, 170 Manning Drive, 1150 Physicians Office Building
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Published online: October 27, 2010
Number of Print Pages : 5
Number of Figures : 3,


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Case Reports in Oncology

Vol. 3, No. 3, Year 2010 (Cover Date: September - December)

Journal Editor: Markman M. (Philadelphia, Pa.)
ISSN: NIL (Print), eISSN: 1662-6575 (Online)

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Abstract of Published: October 2010

Published online: 10/27/2010
Issue release date: September – December

Number of Print Pages: 5
Number of Figures: 3
Number of Tables: 0

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eISSN: 1662-6575 (Online)

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