Author Affiliations: Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Daegu, South Korea.
Cutaneous metastases from internal malignant neoplasms are uncommon, and the clinical manifestations have variable presentations.1 Of these, telangiectatic lesion is rare; just 1 case of a telangiectatic cutaneous lesion from adenocarcinoma of the lung was found.2 Usually, there is a long time lag between the diagnosis of the primary malignant neoplasm and the recognition of the cutaneous metastasis. However, it may be the first indication of a clinically silent internal malignant neoplasm, as in our case. We describe a patient with a unilateral hemangioma-like manifestation, which led to detection of metastatic adenocarcinoma from lung.
Lee HJ, Shin DH, Choi JS, Kim KH. Metastatic Adenocarcinoma From the Lung Diagnosed by Presenting Sign of a Hemangioma-Like Cutaneous Lesion. Arch Dermatol. 2012;148(11):1329-1331. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2012.1963