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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 10  |  Page : 3443-3446

Skin metastasis from squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix to the lower extremities: Case report and review of the literature

Department of Dermatology, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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Dr. Hussein M Alshamrani
Department of Dermatology, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Jeddah
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_541_19

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Squamous cell carcinoma of cervix commonly metastasizes to the lymph nodes of the pelvis and skin metastasis is a rare presentation even in the late stages of cervical cancer. We report here the first case of cervical cancer with skin metastasis in Saudi Arabia in a 69-year-old female that preceded the diagnosis of cervical carcinoma. Microscopic examination of the skin lesion revealed poorly differentiated squamous cell carcinoma. The patient was in stage IVB based on the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) staging system. Due to her late presentation and advanced stage, the decision was to place the patient on palliative therapy. Later, the patient passed away due to the progression of her disease. The case reported in this paper emphasizes the need for a complete clinical assessment to rule out metastatic disease from cases with known cervical cancer and include skin examination in their follow-up.

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