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Cutaneous metastatic cholangiocarcinoma: a report of three cases and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20883451     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cutaneous metastasis from cholangiocarcinoma is an extremely rare event. Herein, we present three cases with review of the literature. Case 1 is that of a young female with scalp metastasis. Cases 2 and 3 involve cutaneous metastasis to the sites of prior biliary drains, one occurring in a young female with a history of multiple biliary surgeries and one in a male with a history of sclerosing cholangitis. Review of the literature shows that the presentation of cutaneous metastases from cholangiocarcinoma can vary in terms of anatomic location and clinical features. The pathological and immunohistochemical profile of metastatic cholangiocarcinoma can be non-specific, and accurate diagnosis relies in part on clinical correlation. In summary, metastatic disease should always be included in the differential diagnosis of cutaneous lesions in patients with known malignancy.
Kelly L West; Maria Angelica Selim; Puja K Puri
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cutaneous pathology     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1600-0560     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Cutan. Pathol.     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-18     Completed Date:  2011-01-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0425124     Medline TA:  J Cutan Pathol     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1230-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons A/S.
Department of Pathology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Carcinoma / pathology,  therapy
Maxillary Sinus Neoplasms / pathology,  therapy
Middle Aged
Neoplasm Metastasis
Neoplasm Recurrence, Local*
Skin Neoplasms / pathology*,  secondary*,  therapy
Time Factors

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