Korean J Dermatol.  2018 Feb;56(2):130-134.

Cutaneous Metastasis of Ovarian Serous Adenocarcinoma: A Case Report and Literature Review

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. uucm79@gmail.com

Abstract

Skin metastasis in patients with ovarian cancer is quite uncommon. Most cases reported to date involved the trunk, sparing the extremities. We report the case of a 60-year-old woman with a subcutaneous nodular lesion on her left thigh, which was diagnosed as skin metastasis of ovarian serous papillary adenocarcinoma. She first noticed the nodule 42 months after her initial diagnosis of ovarian cancer. The diagnosis of the lesion was a challenge, as it morphologically mimicked a benign lesion such as a lipoma or epidermal cyst. Despite multiple sessions of chemotherapy, she died 3 months after being diagnosed with skin metastasis. Together with a concise review of the literature, we report an uncommon case of skin metastasis in a patient with ovarian cancer.

Keyword

Histopathology; Ovarian cancer; Skin metastasis

MeSH Terms

Adenocarcinoma*
Adenocarcinoma, Papillary
Diagnosis
Drug Therapy
Epidermal Cyst
Extremities
Female
Humans
Lipoma
Middle Aged
Neoplasm Metastasis*
Ovarian Neoplasms
Skin
Thigh
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