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July 1982

Cutaneous Metastatic Adenocarcinoma of Gallbladder Origin

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis (Dr Padilla); and the Department of Pathology (Dr Jarmillo) and Division of Dermatology (Drs Dao and Chapman), University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque.

Arch Dermatol. 1982;118(7):515-517. doi:10.1001/archderm.1982.01650190069023

• Cutaneous metastases developed in a 74-year-old woman from an adenocarcinoma of the gallbladder. A biopsy specimen of a cutaneous nodule showed the presence of systemic cancer. Results of a histopathologic examination, along with the autopsy findings, established that the cutaneous metastasis was of gallbladder origin. This article reports the extreme rarity of metastases from a cancer of the gallbladder to the skin.

(Arch Dermatol 1982;118:515-517)

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