First reported case of primary peritoneal malignancy with initial presentation as cutaneous metastases
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Cutaneous metastases are a specific skin sign of systemic dissemination of internal malignancy, and can be the first presenting sign of advanced disease or indicator of cancer recurrence. Skin metastases occur in 0.7-0.9% of all patients with malignancy and represent 2% of all skin tumours. To our knowledge this is the first reported case of cutaneous metastases derived from a primary peritoneal malignancy.
KEY WORDS: cutaneous metastasis; malignancy; dis semination; primary peritoneal cancer.