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Case Rep Oncol. 2010 Oct 27;3(3):386-390.

Subcutaneous Metastatic Adenocarcinoma: An Unusual Presentation of Colon Cancer - Case Report and Literature Review.

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  • 1Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, N.C., USA.

Abstract

Subcutaneous metastasis from a visceral malignancy is rare with an incidence of 5.3%. Skin involvement as the presenting sign of a silent internal malignancy is an even rarer event occurring in approximately 0.8%. We report a case of a patient who presented to her dermatologist complaining of rapidly developing subcutaneous nodules which subsequently proved to be metastatic colon cancer, and we provide a review of the literature.

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