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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia

Print version ISSN 0365-0596On-line version ISSN 1806-4841

Abstract

ANTONIO, Ana Marta; ALVES, João Vitor; GOULAO, João  and  BARTOLO, Elvira. Ovarian carcinoma presenting as cutaneous nasal metastasis. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2016, vol.91, n.5, suppl.1, pp.101-104. ISSN 0365-0596.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/abd1806-4841.20165024.

Metastatic ovarian cancer uncommonly presents with skin metastasis. When present, skin metastases of ovarian cancer are usually localized in the vicinity of the primary tumor. We report a case of a 58-year-old woman with a rapid growing erythematous, well-defined nodule localized on the left nasal ala. A skin biopsy was performed and histopathological and immunohistochemical findings were compatible with a cutaneous metastasis of adenocarcinoma. A systematic investigation revealed a bilateral ovarian cystadenocarcinoma associated with visceral dissemination, likely associated with nose cutaneous metastasis. We report a very uncommon case because of the presentation of ovarian carcinoma as cutaneous metastasis. To our knowledge, this atypical localization on the nose has not been described yet in the literature.

Keywords : Neoplasm metastasis; Neoplasms, unknown primary; Ovarian neoplasms.

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