OBJECTIVE: This study was to highlight the diagnostic and therapeutic values of cutaneous metastatic carcinoma.
METHODS: Presented are patients with histologic diagnosis of cutaneous metastatic carcinoma seen in the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Nigeria from 2000 to 2006.
RESULTS: Six patients (2 men and 4 women) with cutaneous metastatic carcinoma whose ages ranged from 37 to 55 years presented during the study period and accounted for 6.5% of total cutaneous cancer and 0.6% of total malignancy.
CONCLUSION: Cutaneous metastatic carcinoma exhibited a pattern of clinical significance. Clinicians are urged to renew interest in cutaneous nodules, chronic discharging sinuses, and ulcers.