CANCER EN CUIRASSE

Authors

  • 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 yetdiagnosed. In this form infiltrated, painful, diffuse plagues are observed. A biopsyis mandatory for diagnosis. In the case where biopsy is confirmative and primarysite is not found, examination and relevant investigations should be repeated. Inminority of cases skin metastases may be the sole secondaries and excision of thesealong with the primary may give better prognosis. However, excision or radiotherapy may alleviate symptoms.

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