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

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

2nd Department of Surgery, Army General Hospital, Athens, Greece

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Nikolaos S Salemis
19 Taxiarhon Str, 19014 Kapandriti, Athens
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.82940

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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.

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