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December 1974

Umbilical Metastasis From Carcinoma of the Colon

Author Affiliations

From the Subdepartment of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, the Johns Hopkins Hospital and School of Medicine, Baltimore. Dr. Schwilm is now in private practice in Charlotte, NC.

Arch Dermatol. 1974;110(6):911-912. doi:10.1001/archderm.1974.01630120057013

A 67-year-old man with an eventually fatal adenocarcinoma of the colon developed an umbilical metastatic lesion. The lesion was excised and biopsy studies showed columnar cells with basophilic nuclei in upper and middle thirds of the dermis forming the glandular arrangement of an adenocarcinoma.

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