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Advances in Skin & Wound Care:
doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000363504.92360.5f
Features: Original Investigations

Cutaneous Metastatic Carcinoma: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Values

Asuquo, Maurice E. MB, BS, FWACS; Umoh, Mark S. MB, BS, FWACS; Bassey, Ekpo E. BSc, MB, BCh

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Abstract

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.

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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