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Dermatol Online J. 2008 Nov 15;14(11):8.

Cutaneous metastasis of gastric adenocarcinoma: an exuberant and unusual clinical presentation.

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  • 1Serviço de Dermatologia, Hospital Universitário Antônio Pedro, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói, Rio de janeiro, Brasil.


There are different types of skin changes associated with internal malignancy. One type is the skin involvement as a result of cutaneous metastasis from an internal tumor. The skin is an uncommon site for distant metastasis; when it is present the most common sources are breast, lung, and colon. Metastasis generally occurs after an internal malignancy had been discovered and signifies disseminated disease with a poor prognosis. We report an exuberant and rare case of cutaneous metastasis from gastric adenocarcinoma as the first sign of this serious visceral cancer.

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