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Ann Dermatol. 2011 Oct;23(Suppl 2):S205-7. doi: 10.5021/ad.2011.23.S2.S205. Epub 2011 Oct 31.

Metastatic gastric adenocarcinoma presenting as a solitary plaque on the palm.

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea.


Cutaneous metastases from gastric adenocarcinoma are extremely rare. When present, metastasis typically signifies disseminated disease with a poor prognosis. We report a case of an 80-year-old male with gastric cancer who presented with a single, erythematous plaque on the left palm, a very rare site for skin metastasis. Results of a skin biopsy demonstrated that the cutaneous metastasis originated from the stomach. This report emphasized the need for appropriate investigation into newly appearing, unusual, or persistent skin lesions.


Cutaneous metastasis, Gastric cancer, Palm

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