Facial cutaneous metastasis of rectal adenocarcinoma

ŞENGÜL SAMANCI N., Akdogan S., Celik N., KUTLU GÜLLE Ö., AYDIN ÜLGEN Ö., Demirell F. H.

NORTHERN CLINICS OF ISTANBUL, vol.8, no.5, pp.518-520, 2021 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/nci.2020.23500
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Central & Eastern European Academic Source (CEEAS), Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.518-520
  • Keywords: Neoplasm metastasis, rectal neoplasms, scalp, skin
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


Skin metastasis caused by carcinomas is associated with poor prognosis and is a rare and late clinical finding. Skin metastases occur in only 9-6.5% of Stage IV colorectal cancer. We present an unusual case of Stage IV unresectable rectal adenocarcinoma metastasized to the head and face. One and a half years after diagnosis, new skin lesions developed on his face. Biopsy showed mucinous adenocarcinoma consistent with rectal malignancy. Moreover, he died 3 months after the diagnosis of cutaneous metastasis. This case emphasizes the importance of the effect of skin lesions on prognosis in patients with a history of malignancy.