Fine Needle Aspiration Diagnosed Skin Metastasis in a Young Man with Rectal Cancer

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Hamid Nasrolahi 1 , * , Bita Geramizadeh 2 , Leila MoaddabShoar 1 , Seyed Hasan Hamedi 1 , Mohammad MohammadianPanah 3 , Shapour Omidvari 1 , Mansour Ansari 1 , Niloofar Ahmadloo 1 , Ahmad Mosalaei 4

1 Department of Radiation Oncology, Nemazee Hospital, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

2 Department of Pathology, Transplant Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, shiraz, Iran

3 Colorectal Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

4 Shiraz Institute for Cancer Research, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.Sciences, Tehran, Iran

How to Cite: Nasrolahi H, Geramizadeh B, MoaddabShoar L, Hamedi S H, MohammadianPanah M, et al. Fine Needle Aspiration Diagnosed Skin Metastasis in a Young Man with Rectal Cancer, Rep Radiother Oncol. 2013 ; 1(3):e2377.

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Reports of Radiotherapy and Oncology: 1 (3); 123-7
Published Online: December 01, 2013
Article Type: Case Report
Received: October 02, 2012
Accepted: November 05, 2012

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Abstract

Introduction: Although colon cancer is one of the most common human cancers, skin metastasis in this disease is rare and necessitates pathological confirmation.

Report of the case: Herein we present a 33 year old man with rectal cancer with ascites. Six cycles of Oxaliplatin based chemotherapy were given. The ascites improved. After three weeks, skin lesions appeared in the upper trunk, both chest wall and back, with extension to the anterior neck Fine Needle Aspiration from the lesions showed malignancy and second line chemotherapy was started. Although the skin lesions showed partial response, unfortunately, the patient died after the fourth chemotherapy injection.

Conclusion: Skin metastasis in colorectal cancer, although rare, is a devastating sign, and a careful dermatologic examination should be included in these patients’ follow up visits.

Keywords

rectal cancer colorectal cancer skin dermal metastasis

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