Case Report

Prolonged Survival (> 48 months) in a Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Cervix After Late Skin Metastasis (>5 year) to Incision Site: A Case Report

  • Batuhan Ozmen
  • Yavuz Emre Su¨ku¨r
  • Cem Somer Atabekoglu
  • Mete Güngör

Received Date: 09.05.2009 Accepted Date: 19.07.2009 J Turk Ger Gynecol Assoc 2009;10(3):175-177 PMID: 24591864

Metastasis to the incision site of squamous cervical cancer (SCC) is an extremely rare entity which is strictly related with extremely poor prognosis. The vast majority of the reported cases died in a year due to distant recurrences, whereby skin metastases were predominantly observed closely to the primary tumor site. A SCC with skin metastasis that was diagnosed 5 years latter from the radical surgery and postoperative radiotherapy which involved midline incision site was reported. Large surgical excision of the metastasis with remaining surgical free margins (>2 cm) and combined chemo-radiotherapy with single agent (Cisplatinium) was performed. The patient did not show any recurrences for 4 years follow-up. Apparently, palliative combined chemo-radiotherapy along with large excision seems favorable for controlling symptoms and progression of skin metastasis of squamous cervical cancer.

Keywords: Cervical cancer, Skin metastasis; Prolonged Survival; Chemotherapy; Radiotherapy