Cutaneous Metastasis from Transitional Cell Carcinoma of Urinary Bladder

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Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan, vol.32, no.6, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.29271/jcpsp.2022.supp1.s58
  • Journal Name: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Keywords: Bladder, Cutaneous metastasis, Urothelial carcinoma
  • Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022 College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan. All rights reserved.Cutaneous metastases with a prevalence of 5.3% in all malignancies are rarely observed phenomena in dermatology. Bladder cancers constitute 0.84% of cutaneous metastases; and 90% of these are transitional cell carcinomas (TCCs), the commonest bladder malignancy. However, these metastatic cutaneous lesions are notorious for mimicking many dermatological disorders and show poor prognosis. Herein, we report a 51-year male patient who presented with fibrotic or sclerodermoid type lesions on his both legs and trunk due to cutaneous metastases of bladder urothelial carcinoma. We would like to call attention to these rarely observed skin lesions to prevent delayed diagnosis; and emphasise the use of immunohistochemical staining for the determination of the primary origin of the tumour.