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April 1955

Tumors of Testis with Cutaneous Metastases to Scalp

Author Affiliations

Pawtucket, R. I.

From the Department of Dermatology and the Tumor Clinic, Pawtucket Memorial Hospital.

AMA Arch Derm. 1955;71(4):465-467. doi:10.1001/archderm.1955.01540280041008

Although metastatic carcinoma to the scalp from malignant tumors of internal origin and of the breast has been described in the dermatological literature, rarely has cutaneous metastasis been reported originating from a primary neoplasm of the testis. Friedman and Moore,1 in reviewing 922 cases of tumors of the testis, failed to mention the occurrence of metastases to the skin. Credit for the first report in this country is given to Murrell and Pepple,2 who in 1948 reviewed a case of malignant chorioma with cutaneous metastases to the scalp, abdominal wall, and right inguinal fold.

The importance of early recognition and diagnosis of metastatic lesions has been amply emphasized by Montgomery.3 He pointed out that frequently in the past the sudden development of solitary or multiple discrete nodules or tumors in the scalp received too little attention. He further noted that it is often possible

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