Turkish Journal of Pathology

Türk Patoloji Dergisi

Turkish Journal of Pathology

Turkish Journal of Pathology

2012, Vol 28, Num, 1     (Pages: 083-086)

Gastric Adenocarcinoma Deposits Presenting as Multiple Cutaneous Nodules: A Case Report with Review of Literature

Aparna NARASIMHA 1, Harendra KUMAR 1

1 Department of Pathology, Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Sri Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research, Kolar, KARNATAKA, INDIA

DOI: 10.5146/tjpath.2012.01104
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Metastases to the skin from internal tumors are uncommon, yet they may be the first presentation of such malignancies. They usually arise from the breast, lung and large bowel. Cutaneous metastases from gastric adenocarcinoma are extremely rare. We report a case of gastric adenocarcinoma that at presentation had multiple clinically benign looking skin nodules. Fine needle aspiration cytology of the cutaneous nodule revealed metastatic deposits. The current literature on cutaneous metastases of gastric carcinoma is reviewed in this case report.

Keywords : Skin, Metastasis, Gastric cancer, Fine-needle, Aspiration cytology