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Metastatic cutaneous carcinoid tumor mimicking an adnexal poroid neoplasm.
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PMID:  18095995     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Metastatic cutaneous neoplasms may be difficult to differentiate from primary cutaneous neoplasms. Herein, we report an unusual case of metastatic cutaneous carcinoid tumor mimicking an adnexal poroid neoplasm. METHODS: A 53-year-old male man presented with a neoplasm on the vertex of the scalp, clinically resembling a pigmented basal cell carcinoma. RESULTS: A shave biopsy was suggestive of an apocrine poroma, however, a metastatic carcinoma could not be excluded. After acquiring additional clinical information and the complete excision of the neoplasm, further immunohistochemical stains supported the diagnosis a metastatic carcinoid tumor. CONCLUSION: To our knowledge, this is the first case of metastatic carcinoid tumor reported that has mimicked a poroid neoplasm.
Puja Kumari Puri; Anjela Galan; Earl J Glusac; Shawn E Cowper
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cutaneous pathology     Volume:  35     ISSN:  1600-0560     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Cutan. Pathol.     Publication Date:  2008 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-12-21     Completed Date:  2008-03-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0425124     Medline TA:  J Cutan Pathol     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  54-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, The George Washington University, Washington, DC 20037, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adenoma, Sweat Gland / diagnosis*
Apocrine Glands / pathology*
Carcinoid Tumor / chemistry,  diagnosis*,  secondary,  surgery
Diagnosis, Differential
Middle Aged
Skin Neoplasms / chemistry,  diagnosis*,  surgery
Sweat Gland Neoplasms / diagnosis*
Tumor Markers, Biological / analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Tumor Markers, Biological

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