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Chir Ital. 2007 Nov-Dec;59(6):883-6.

Cutaneous metastasis of the superior lip from adenocarcinoma of the gastro-oesophageal junction. A case report.

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Plastic Surgery Unit, University of Siena, Le Scotte Hospital, Siena.


The Authors report a rare case of cutaneous upper lip metastasis from an adenocarcinoma of the gastro-oesophageal junction, in a 72-year-old white man, which was excised and the defect repaired with a transposition flap from the cheek. From a review of the literature, the skin is generally an uncommon site of metastasis particularly for this kind of cancer, with very few reports. The prognosis of such lesions is poor, and the incidence of other synchronous secondary localisations is high in these cases, but prompt treatment preserves the functionality and aesthetic appearance of the region, ensuring a good quality of life.

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