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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 145-147

Scalp metastases - an unusual Presentation of non-small cell lung cancer prognosis of cutaneous metastases in the current era

1 Medical Oncology, Tamworth Base Hospital, Dean Street, Tamworth, NSW 2340, Australia
2 Skin Clinic, 10 Darling Street, Tamworth, NSW 2340, Australia

Correspondence Address:
Krishna M Rachakonda
Medical Oncology, Tamworth Base Hospital, Dean Street, Tamworth NSW 2340
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.110375

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We report a case of metastatic lung cancer presenting as scalp metastases. Immunohistochemistry and radiological investigations helped in making the diagnosis. We also report better survival as seen in our present case using newer chemotherapeutic agents. The report emphasizes the need to look carefully for skin lesions as they provide easily accessible tissue for histopathology and also aid in proper staging as they can be missed out on routine radiological investigations. The case also reflects improvement in cancer care and outcomes in recent times.

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