A Case of Widespread Cutaneous Metastases from Esophageal Adenocarcinoma

Caroline B. Crain, Adam V. Nguyen, Janice M. Wilson, Michael G. Wilkerson

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Cutaneous metastases from internal malignancies are very rare, and only a few cases from esophageal cancer have been reported. We describe the case of a 61-year-old patient with recently diagnosed esophageal adenocarcinoma who presented with multiple skin nodules. Immunohistochemical analysis of the nodules matched the immunohistochemical profile of the patient’s previous esophageal biopsy specimen, confirming the diagnosis of cutaneous metastases. This case highlights the importance of including cutaneous metastases in the differential diagnosis of any suspicious lesion in patients with a history of internal malignancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)423-426
Number of pages4
JournalSKIN: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2 2019


  • cutaneous metastases
  • esophageal adenocarcinoma
  • esophageal cancer
  • internal malignancy
  • skin metastasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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