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October 1959

Extramammary Paget's Disease with Metastasis to Lymph Nodes: Report of a Case

Author Affiliations

New York

From the Department of Pathology, New York University-Bellevue Medical Center (Dr. Prose), and the Department of Dermatology and Syphilology, New York University Post-Graduate Medical School (Dr. Marion B. Sulzberger, Chairman) and the Skin and Cancer Unit, University Hospital, New York University-Bellevue Medical Center (Dr. Hyman).

AMA Arch Derm. 1959;80(4):398-406. doi:10.1001/archderm.1959.01560220008002

Sweat gland carcinomas which manifest themselves in overlying skin as extramammary Paget's disease and also metastasize to organs other than skin are rare.12,13 Knowledge regarding the clinical features, behavior, and response to therapy of these neoplasms is based on few cases. It is the purpose of this presentation to report such a case and to make available more information concerning these tumors.

Report of a Case

A white man, 82 years old, was admitted to the clinic on July 30, 1957, with a lesion of the skin of the left groin of 14 years' duration, which had slowly increased in size to involve the skin of the superomedial aspect of the left thigh, the left side of the scrotum, and the left lower quadrant of the abdomen. For six months prior to his visit to the clinic, he had noted swelling of the left foot. Hemorrhoidectomy and