Turkish Journal of Surgery

Turkish Journal of Surgery

ISSN: 2564-6850
e-ISSN: 2564-7032


Yasemin Kemal1, Eylem Aliş Odabaşı2, Özgür Kemal3, Mustafa Bakırtaş4

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


Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

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.

Conflict of Interest

The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.

Financial Disclosure

The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.