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.
Omar H. Llaguna, MD
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Published online: October 27, 2010
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Case Reports in Oncology
Vol. 3, No. 3, Year 2010 (Cover Date: September - December)
Journal Editor: Markman M. (Philadelphia, Pa.)
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