To the Editor.—
Cutaneous metastasis from carcinoma of the colon is uncommon; metastasis to the lip is especially rare. Reingold1 revealed that the most common origin of cutaneous metastasis is from the lung in men and the breast in women. Gottlieb and Schermer2 reported two cases with multiple metastases in the face and hand which had originated in the colon. The following case shows an unusual site of metastasis.
Report of a Case
A 78-year-old white man was seen by his family physician because he had noticed a small nodule on the lip, which had begun a few weeks earlier as an induration without any itching or pain and had formed a round nodule. He had been in good health since surgery for carcinoma of the sigmoid colon, 16 months earlier. A surgical specimen of a portion of colon showed a fungating, ulcerative, infiltrating adenocarcinoma with metastasis to
Lee BM. Metastasis of Colon Carcinoma to the Lip. Arch Dermatol. 1972;105(4):608. doi:10.1001/archderm.1972.01620070078031