Cutaneous metastasis of colon adenocarcinoma
1Department of Medical Oncology, Samsun Training and Research Hospital, Samsun, Turkey
2Department of Radiation Oncology, Samsun Training and Research Hospital, Samsun, Turkey
3Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Ondokuz Mayıs University School of Medicine, Samsun, Turkey
4Department of Pathology, Samsun Training and Research Hospital, Samsun, Turkey
Skin metastasis originating from colorectal cancer is a rare entity and usually signifies poor prognosis. We present a case of a 62-year-old male patient who presented with a cutaneous metastatic focus on his forehead after five years of the primary treatment of colon cancer. Complete response from the cutaneous metastasis nodule was achieved with radiotherapy. The patient is still alive and under a second-line palliative chemotherapy regimen because of the multiple liver metastases. It is important for physicians to be aware of skin metastasis in patients with an oncology history.
Keywords: Colorectal cancer, skin metastasis, prognosis
This study was presented at the 21st National Cancer Congress, 22-26 April 2015, Antalya, Turkey.
Cite this paper as: Kemal Y, Odabaşı EA, Kemal Ö, Bakırtaş M. Cutaneous metastasis of colon adenocarcinoma. Turk J Surg 2018; DOI: 10.5152/turkjsurg.2017.3298
Written informed consent was obtained from patient who participated in this study.
Concept - Y.K.; Design -Ö.K.; Supervision - Y.K.; Resource - E.A.O.; Materials - Y.K., E.A.O., Ö.K., M.B.; Data Collection and/or Processing - Y.K., Ö.K.; Analysis and/or Interpretation Ö.K., Y.K.; Literature Search - Ö.K.; Writing Manuscript - Ö.K., Y.K.; Critical Reviews - Y.K., E.A.O., Ö.K., M.B.
The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.
The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.