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Cutaneous metastasis to the scalp as the primary presentation of colorectal adenocarcinoma

  • Author(s): Shah, Sarita R
  • Applebaum, Danielle S
  • Potenziani, Silvia
  • Huttenbach, Yve T
  • Wolf, John
  • Orengo, Ida F
  • et al.
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Abstract

Eruptaneous metastasis is an uncommon presentation of colorectal adenocarcinoma that can occur years after diagnosis of the primary cancer or manifest as the first sign of malignancy. It is essential to diagnose these metastases immediately, as this late-stage development carries a poor prognosis. The scalp is one of the less common sites for skin metastases and nodules may be mistaken for benign entities. In this case report, we report on the case of a 61-year-old woman with CREST syndrome who presented with a cutaneous metastasis to the scalp as the first sign ofcolorectal adenocarcinoma.

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