Korean J Dermatol.  2011 Aug;49(8):738-742.

Zosteriform Cutaneous Metastasis from a Gastric Adenocarcinoma

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, Korea. yhwon@chonnam.ac.kr

Abstract

Skin metastases from internal malignancies are rare and have been reported in 0.7~9% of malignancies, most commonly from carcinomas of the breast, lung, colon, kidney, stomach, and melanoma. The common clinical manifestations of cutaneous metastases are nodular, inflammatory and sclerodermoid metastatic lesions. Other manifestations of skin metastasis include neoplastic alopecia, acute dermatitis like, en cuirasse, carcinoma erysipelatoides, carcinoma telangictatoides, and zosteriform. Zosteriform cutaneous metastases are very rare and may demonstrate vesicobullous, papular, and nodular lesions. In the previous reports, zosteriform metastasis was associated with melanoma, lymphoma, breast cancer, squamous cell carcinoma, colorectal carcinoma, respiratory carcinoma, and urinary tumors. We report the first case of a zosteriform cutaneous metastasis from a gastric adenocarcinoma in the Korean literature.

Keyword

Cutaneous metastasis; Gastric adenocarcinoma; Zosteriform metastasis

MeSH Terms

Adenocarcinoma
Alopecia
Breast
Breast Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell
Colon
Colorectal Neoplasms
Dermatitis
Kidney
Lung
Lymphoma
Melanoma
Neoplasm Metastasis
Skin
Stomach
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