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Case Report
Scalp Metastasis of Cervical Cancer With Favorable Outcome
Elham Saffarieh1, Setare Nassiri2, Maedeh Brahman2, Soheila Amini Moghaddam2, Shima Hosseini2
1Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Research Center, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran
2Firoozgar Hospital, Department of Oncology, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

IJWHR 2020; 8: 333-335
DOI: 10.15296/ijwhr.2020.53
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Keywords : Cervical cancer, Metastasis, Scalp
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Introduction: Carcinoma of the uterine cervix is the most common gynecological malignancies in developing countries. Human papilloma virus is known as the main etiology. In addition, the spread of uterine cervical cancer often occurs through direct local extension and the lymphatics although the hematogenous spread is uncommon. Further, the scalp metastasis of cervical cancer is extremely rare.

Case Presentation: In this regard, a 50-year-old woman with scalp metastasis of previous cervical cancer was discussed in the present study. She was suffering from a fast-growing and painful nodule, located on the frontal part of the scalp as a sole site of metastasis. A multidisciplinary approach was considered for her, which consisted of radical excision, followed by radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Given the lack of abundant evidence for the efficacy of this treatment, our patient has fortunately survived for more than two years.

Conclusions: During the follow-up period after the completion of treatment, it is not sensible to only focus on the primary site of the tumor and thus entire examination is mandatory in this regard.

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