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Atypical skin metastases from cervical squamous cell carcinoma: a case report and review of literature

Obstetrics & Gynecology International Journal
Chraiet Nesrine, Guermazi Fatma, Mokrani Amina, Letaief Feriel, Yahyaoui Yosra, Gabsi Azza, Mghirbi Fahmi, Meddeb Khedija, Ayadi Mouna, Raies Henda, Mezlini Amel

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Backgrounds: Cutaneous metastases of Squamous cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix are exceedingly rare. Only about 50 cases have been described in the literature.

Methods and findings: Herein we report a new case of a 61-year-old Tunisian woman having cutaneous metastases of a new diagnosed cervical cancer. The uterine tumor was discovered after metrorrhagia. On skin examination we discovered a suprapubic, left lateral thoracic and left occipital budding cutaneous and subcutaneous masses. Biopsies of both the cervical mass and skin lesions leaded to the diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix. The patient progressed and died after 3 cycles of palliative chemotherapy.

Conclusion: We report a case to illustrate a rare localization of skin metastasis from cervical carcinoma that is highly aggressive and require early detection.


Skin metastasis, Cervical cancer, Uterine cervix, Cell carcinoma, Women, Malignancy, Pelvic examination, Lymphadenopathy, Endometrium, Myometrium, Tumor proliferation, Chemotherapy, Necrosis, Lung circulation, Abdominal wall, Telangiectasic lesions