Affiliations 

  • 1 Sangeetha Poovaneswaran, FRCR(UK). International Medical University, Medicine, Jalan Rasah, Seremban, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan 70300, Malaysia. spoovan@hotmail.com
  • 2 Vinidh Paleri, FRCS (ORL-HNS). International Medical University, Medicine, Jalan Rasah, Seremban, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan 70300, Malaysia.
  • 3 Fraser Charlton, FRCSPath(UK). International Medical University, Medicine, Jalan Rasah, Seremban, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan 70300, Malaysia.
  • 4 Werner Dobrowsky, FRCR. International Medical University, Medicine, Jalan Rasah, Seremban, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan 70300, Malaysia.
  • 5 Charles Kelly, FRCR(UK). International Medical University, Medicine, Jalan Rasah, Seremban, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan 70300, Malaysia.
Med. J. Malaysia, 2012 Aug;67(4):430-2.
PMID: 23082459 MyJurnal

Abstract

The presence of cutaneous metastases in squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck (SCCHN) is rare and associated with a dismal prognosis. It is vital to distinguish these lesions from direct invasion of the skin by SCCHN or primary cutaneous malignancies as the prognosis is vastly different and so is the management. In this case report, we present four cases of cutaneous metastases and also briefly review the literature pertaining to this phenomenon.

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