Annals of Histology & Surgical Pathology

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Carcinoma oral cavity with cutaneous metastasis - A geriatric age manifestation

Author(s): Kafil Akhtar1*, Anjum Ara1, Mohd Talha2, Shahid A Siddiqui3

Cutaneous metastasis from head and neck cancers are uncommon. The incidence of cutaneous metastasis from head and neck cancers is less than 1%. Cutaneous metastasis from head and neck cancers can be single and discrete or it may present as multiple nodules at different anatomic sites. Of head and neck cancers, laryngeal cancer is the most often seen to be associated with cutaneous metastasis? However, metastases to the skin are unusual and rare. Here, a known case of a 60-year-old male patient with squamous cell carcinoma of the nasopharynx, who presented with a single diffuse subcutaneous nodule on the right lateral canthus, is reported. Fine needle aspiration biopsy of the subcutaneous nodule was suggestive of metastatic squamous cell carcinoma. The subcutaneous mass was excised and the patient was given concomitant chemo-radiation in the form of 50 Gy of Co-60 teletherapy and 6 cycles of 50 mg/m2 of Cisplatinum. The patient is well after 6 months of follow up period