Original article | Volume 24, Article 134, 10 Jun 2016 | 10.11604/pamj.2016.24.134.9504

Cutaneous metastasis to the face from lung adenocarcinoma

Sami Aziz Brahmi, Youssef Seddik

Corresponding author: Sami Aziz Brahmi, Medical Oncology Service, Hospital Mohammed VI, Oujda, Morocco

Received: 31 Mar 2016 - Accepted: 26 Apr 2016 - Published: 10 Jun 2016

Domain: Clinical medicine

Keywords: Cutaneous metastasis, face metastasis, lung cancer

©Sami Aziz Brahmi et al. Pan African Medical Journal (ISSN: 1937-8688). This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Cite this article: Sami Aziz Brahmi et al. Cutaneous metastasis to the face from lung adenocarcinoma. Pan African Medical Journal. 2016;24:134. [doi: 10.11604/pamj.2016.24.134.9504]

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Cutaneous metastasis to the face from lung adenocarcinoma

Cutaneous metastasis to the face from lung adenocarcinoma

Sami Aziz Brahmi1, &, Youssef Seddik1

 

1Medical Oncology Service, Hospital Mohammed VI, Oujda, Morocco

 

 

&Corresponding author
Sami Aziz Brahmi, Medical Oncology Service, Hospital Mohammed VI, Oujda, Morocco

 

 

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Cutaneous metastases in the facial region occur in less than 0.5% of patients with metastatic cancer, and they usually originate from malignant melanoma. In this report, we describe an unusual case of lung adenocarcinoma metastasizing to his face at the time of initial diagnosis. The patient was 64-year-old man, a heavy smoker; he was referred to our department with a short history of dyspnea, pleuritic pain and loss of weight, as well as a nodule on his left cheek which was noticed simultaneously with the respiratory symptoms. His general condition was good. A chest X-ray revealed a left upper lobe mass with. Bronchoscopy with biopsy revealed a primitive adenocarcinoma of the lung. The patient underwent computed tomography (CT) scans of brain and abdomen, and chest. Radiological exams revealed a left upper lobe tumor with hepatic metastasis. The patient underwent excision biopsy of the facial lesion. Subsequent histological sections showed infiltration by lung adenocarcinoma confirmed by immunochemistry; TTF1 and CK7 positives. A palliative chemotherapy was initiated, the patient survived 6 months.

 

Figure 1: image of facial cutaneous metastasis from lung adenocarcinoma

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cutaneous metastasis to the face from lung adenocarcinoma

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Cutaneous metastasis to the face from lung adenocarcinoma

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Cutaneous metastasis to the face from lung adenocarcinoma

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