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Cervical cancer metastasis to the scalp: case report and literature review.
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PMID:  20527246     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Distant metastasis in carcinoma of the uterine cervix is a rare manifestation, with scalp metastasis being an exceptional event. CASE: We describe a 48-year-old woman with Stage IIb, squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix who was initially treated with radical hysterectomy and lymphadenectomy followed by concurrent chemoradiotherapy. The patient presented eight months later with swelling over the top of the scalp. The scalp was involved in the disease as the sole anatomic site of distant metastasis. CONCLUSION: A search of the literature revealed only seven cases of such distant metastatic involvement of the scalp from cervical cancer. More frequent reports and better understanding on these rare events may give new insight to clear strategies to prevent scalp metastases.
H Takagi; S Miura; K Matsunami; T Ikeda; A Imai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of gynaecological oncology     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0392-2936     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol.     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-08     Completed Date:  2010-06-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8100357     Medline TA:  Eur J Gynaecol Oncol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  217-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Institute for Endocrine-Related Cancer, Matsunami General Hospital, Kasamatsu, Gifu, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / secondary*,  surgery
Head and Neck Neoplasms / secondary*,  surgery
Lymph Node Excision
Middle Aged
Skin Neoplasms / secondary*,  surgery
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / drug therapy,  pathology*,  surgery

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