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Esperienze Dermatologiche 2008 March;10(1):13-7

Copyright © 2008 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English, Italian

Diffuse gastrointestinal signet ring cell carcinoma first diagnosed by skin biopsy

Cartaginese F. 1, Biscottini B. 2, Gambacorta M. 2, Sidoni A. 1

1 Istituto di Anatomia e Istologia Patologica, Università degli Studi di Perugia, Perugia 2 Unità Ospedaliera di Medicina, Ospedale di Todi, Todi


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Metastases to the skin from internal malignancy are uncommon but may be the first presenting sign of cancer in rare instances. This report describes a 57-year-old woman in whom the appearance of multiple cutaneous metastases signaled a diffuse gastrointestinal tumor. The main diagnostic problems are discussed and a review of the literature is given.

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