Cutaneous and subcutaneous metastases from bladder carcinoma


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Dirican A., Küçükzeybek Y., Somali I., Erten Ç., Demir L., Can A., ...More

Wspolczesna Onkologia, vol.16, no.5, pp.451-452, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5114/wo.2012.31779
  • Journal Name: Wspolczesna Onkologia
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.451-452

Abstract

Cutaneous metastases of bladder carcinoma are very rare. The rate of cutaneous metastasis in urologic malignancies is 1.3% and this rate was found to be 0.84% for bladder carcinomas. Cutaneous metastasis of bladder carcinoma can be confused with cellulitis. This case report presents a 60-year-old patient operated on for bladder carcinoma and undergoing treatment for cellulitis because of erythematous lesions appearing in the suprapubic region in the early postoperative period. As there was no response to antibiotic treatment, skin biopsy was performed and cutaneous metastasis was diagnosed. Subsequently, chemotherapy with carboplatin and gemcitabine was started. The prognosis of bladder carcinoma with cutaneous metastasis has been reported to be poor.