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Cutaneous Metastasis in a Case of Carcinoma Stomach

Issue: Vol.7, No.4 - October 2008

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  1. Dr AVS Suresh
    Dept of Medical Oncology, Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology
  2. PP Bapsy
  3. D Lokanatha
  4. H Rajashekar
  5. C Ramachandra

Background: Isolated cutaneous metastasis is quite uncommon in patients with gastric cancer. Presence of generalized disease is further rare and whenever present, it confers poor prognosis.
Aim: To report a case of carcinoma stomach with extensive skin metastasis and review the literature.
Methods: We are presenting a case of carcinoma stomach, who presented in follow up with generalized skin metastasis without visceral involvement.
Conclusion: The clinicians should be aware of the various patterns of skin metastasis, and should look for them in follow up as the treatment in patients with isolated skin metastasis carries a better prognosis.

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