Cutaneous Metastasis of Papillary Serous Uterine Cancer Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • BACKGROUND: Cutaneous metastases from uterine cancer are uncommon. They usually indicate the aggressive nature of the underlying disease. CASE: A 65-year-old patient presented with stage 3 papillary serous carcinoma of the uterus. Eight months after surgery and pelvic radiation therapy, this patient presented with cutaneous metastases. A single cobalt field was used on three occasions over the next 9 months to provide symptomatic control of the abdominal and vulvar cutaneous metastases. CONCLUSIONS: This is the first case report of cutaneous metastases from papillary serous cancer of the uterus. Cutaneous metastases were the first indication of unsuspected occult disease. Palliative local radiation has a useful role in controlling symptoms like pruritus.

publication date

  • July 2001