Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 217--219

Cutaneous metastasis of transitional cell bladder carcinoma: A rare presentation and literature review


Nikolaos S Salemis, Christos Gakis, Andreas Zografidis, Stavros Gourgiotis 
 2nd Department of Surgery, Army General Hospital, Athens, Greece

Correspondence Address:
Nikolaos S Salemis
19 Taxiarhon Str, 19014 Kapandriti, Athens
Greece

Cutaneous metastasis from transitional cell bladder carcinoma is a rare clinical entity associated with poor prognosis. We present a case of cutaneous metastasis arising from a transitional cell bladder carcinoma in a male patient who had undergone a radical cystectomy and bilateral ureterostomy 17 months previously. The cutaneous metastasis became evident 3 months before the manifestations of generalized recurrent disease. An awareness of this rare clinical entity and high index of suspicion is needed to rule out metastatic spread in patients with a previous history of transitional cell bladder carcinoma presenting with cutaneous nodules. Definitive diagnosis requires a histological confirmation, but prognosis is generally poor.


How to cite this article:
Salemis NS, Gakis C, Zografidis A, Gourgiotis S. Cutaneous metastasis of transitional cell bladder carcinoma: A rare presentation and literature review.J Can Res Ther 2011;7:217-219


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Salemis NS, Gakis C, Zografidis A, Gourgiotis S. Cutaneous metastasis of transitional cell bladder carcinoma: A rare presentation and literature review. J Can Res Ther [serial online] 2011 [cited 2019 Oct 14 ];7:217-219
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