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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

open access: Cutaneous metastases from adenocarcinoma of the ovary (breast cancer rash...)



open access - case report/review

Case report

A 24-year-old Hispanic woman presented with a 3-month history of painful, pruritic, progressive rash localized to both breasts. Her medical history was significant for refractory metastatic stage IIIB mucinous adenocarcinoma of the ovary diagnosed 10 months before appearance of the rash..... The patient was discharged home to hospice care and died 4 months after appearance of the rash.

Discussion

Cutaneous metastasis is an uncommon manifestation of internal malignancy. Spread of a primary tumor to the skin typically occurs late in the course of disease but may be the presenting sign of underlying cancer.....
Our case is one example of the many unusual presentations of cutaneous metastatic ovarian cancer.

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