Abdominal subcutaneous metastasis from esophageal squamous cell carcinoma

Kuo Feng Hsu, Shih Chun Lee, Ching Liang Ho, Jong Shiaw Jin, Yuan Min Chang, Ching Tzao

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Subcutaneous metastasis from esophageal carcinoma is rare, but skin tumors should be considered metastatic lesions in patients with a history of malignancy. We report a 75-year-old man with an unusual subcutaneous metastasis of esophageal carcinoma. The patient was diagnosed with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma and had been treated nine months earlier with neoadjuvant, concurrent chemo-radiotherapy followed by surgery. He later presented with a painless soft tissue mass on the right lower abdominal wall and subsequently a tender lump of skull metastasis. Histopathology and clinical imaging studies confirmed that these subcutaneous tumors were metastatic lesions, and he received chemotherapy and palliative radiotherapy. Uncommon esophageal carcinoma metastasis to skin and skull is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-219
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Medical Sciences
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Esophageal carcinoma
  • Scalp; skull
  • Subsubcutaneous metastasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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