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VOLUME 7 , ISSUE 2 ( July-December, 2023 ) > List of Articles


Cutaneous Metastatic Deposits of Recto-sigmoid Adenocarcinoma after 7 Years of Surgery and Chemotherapy: A Rarity on Display

Manisha Sharma, Jyot Amrita, Mansimran Kaur, Karamjit Singh Gill

Keywords : Adenocarcinoma, Biopsy, Cutaneous metastasis, Malignancy

Citation Information : Sharma M, Amrita J, Kaur M, Gill KS. Cutaneous Metastatic Deposits of Recto-sigmoid Adenocarcinoma after 7 Years of Surgery and Chemotherapy: A Rarity on Display. Curr Trends Diagn Treat 2023; 7 (2):58-60.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10055-0152

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 26-03-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Cutaneous metastasis of internal malignant neoplasms is rare and carries a poor prognosis. Colon adenocarcinomas cutaneous metastatic deposits are even rare amounting to approximately 2–4%. A 53-year-old male patient presented with swelling in the lower back region with the clinical diagnosis of an infected sebaceous cyst. The histopathological examination of the excisional biopsy of the lesion revealed adenocarcinoma metastatic deposits in the dermis. The patient was found to be the treated case of recto-sigmoid carcinoma seven years back. Positron emission tomography (PET) scan of the patient suggested colonoscopy correlation to rule out local recurrence at the anastomotic site which was confirmed on the histopathology of the colonoscopy biopsy. So, all the patients diagnosed with any malignancy should be thoroughly examined for any cutaneous metastatic deposits.

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