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Cases J. 2009 Jan 31;2(1):111. doi: 10.1186/1757-1626-2-111.

Scrotal metastases from colorectal carcinoma: a case report.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Mayo General Hospital, Castlebar, Co, Mayo, Ireland. doireannmcweeney@gmail.com.

Abstract

A 72-year-old man presented with a two month history of rectal bleeding. Colonoscopy demonstrated synchronous lesions at 3 cm and 40 cm with histological analysis confirming synchronous adenocarcinomata. He developed bilobar hepatic metastases while undergoing neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy. Treatment was complicated by Fournier's gangrene of the right hemiscrotum which required surgical debridement. Eight months later he re-presented with an ulcerating lesion on the right hemiscrotum. An en-bloc resection of the ulcerating scrotal lesion and underlying testis was performed. Immunohistological analysis revealed metastatic adenocarcinoma of large bowel origin. Colorectal metastasis to the urogenital tract is rare and here we report a case of rectal carcinoma metastasizing to scrotal skin.

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