CANCER EN CUIRASSE

Khadimullah Kakakhel, A. Karim Saeed

Abstract


Abstract: Skin metastases in the form of cancer en Cuirasse (scirrhous carcinoma)
is an uncommon but typical pattern. The primary site may be known or not yet
diagnosed. In this form infiltrated, painful, diffuse plagues are observed. A biopsy
is mandatory for diagnosis. In the case where biopsy is confirmative and primary
site is not found, examination and relevant investigations should be repeated. In
minority of cases skin metastases may be the sole secondaries and excision of these
along with the primary may give better prognosis. However, excision or radiotherapy may alleviate symptoms.

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