CUTANEOUS metastases secondary to carcinoma of the bladder is of rare occurrence. In review of the literature we have found only 10 previously reported cases (the table). Two cases reported have not been included in this review: Leuenberger's case because of the question that the primary tumor might be a sarcoma and MacEwen's case because of the possibility of implant metastases in the skin following perineal urethrotomy. Higgins and Hausfeld have given an excellent
review of this subject and asked for further reports of similar cases to add to the knowledge of carcinoma of the bladder.
In a review of the records of the Presbyterian Hospital of Chicago from Jan. 1, 1903 to Jan. 1, 1949 it was found that 453,891 patients were admitted to the hospital; a diagnosis of carcinoma was made for 11,265 of these patients. Cutaneous metastases were present in 33 (0.29 per cent) of them. The
McDONALD JH, HECKEL NJ, KRETSCHMER HL. CUTANEOUS METASTASES SECONDARY TO CARCINOMA OF URINARY BLADDER: Report of Two Cases and Review of the Literature. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1950;61(2):276–284. doi:10.1001/archderm.1950.01530090106010
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