Skin metastases from endometrial cancer treated with electrochemotherapy: Case report and review of literature

M. C. Schiavi, C. Di Tucci, R. Rotunno, I. Palaia, V. Di Donato, Claudia Marchetti, V. Colagiovanni, L. Salerno, P. Curatolo, L. Muzii, M. Monti, P. Benedetti Panici

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Abstract

Background: Cutaneous relapse from endometrial cancer is a rare event, and often is part of a plurimetastatic disease with poor prognosis. Besides palliative chemotherapy, no consensus is present in literature about the specific treatment of skin metastases, in particular in order to improve symptoms. Objectives: In this paper the authors present a case of multi-metastatic endometrial cancer patient with also cutaneous metastasis, treated with palliative systemic therapy and electrochemotherapy. In particular the authors will describe the clinical, dermatoscopic, and pathological features of cutaneous metastases and their management. A literature review on cutaneous metastasis from endometrial cancer is also presented. Materials and Methods: A PubMed research was made using the terms "endometrial carcinoma", "skin", "cutaneous", "metastasis", and "spread". Discussion: The present case of unusual localization of skin metastases from endometrial cancer is the second described in the literature. The other known cases of cutaneous metastasis from endometrial cancer are summarized and reviewed. Electrochemotherapy can be proposed as an effective and safe loco-regional therapy for skin metastases, especially in case of multiple lesions. To the present authors' knowledge this is the first case of cutaneous metastases from endometrial cancer treated with electrochemotherapy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)800-805
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Journal of Gynaecological Oncology
Volume38
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Electrochemotherapy
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Skin metastases

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