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Unusual metastasis of squamous cell carcinoma to musculoskeletal system; Series of cases with literature review


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Author Details : Rakeshkumar J. Ajmera*, Hemant R. Kokandakar, Priyam Pargaonkar

Volume : 4, Issue : 2, Year : 2019

Article Page : 133-137


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Abstract

Metastasis to musculoskeletal system may develop after initial diagnosis of primary malignancy or in some cases before primary cancer is detected.In later case it may be presenting symptom and metastasis from primary internal malignancy should kept in differential diagnosis irrespective of imaging findings. We present series of cases of unusual metastasis of squamous cell carcinoma to musculoskeletal system in known or unknown primary. Soft tissue metastasis is a sign of advanced disease and is poor prognostic factor. Common cancer spreading via hematogenous routes to musculoskeletal system is of Lungs, kidney, Breast etc. We hereby present series of cases of squamous cell carcinoma deposits to muscle, soft tissue or bones.

Keywords: Squamous cell carcinoma, Soft tissues, Bones, Metastasis.

Doi : 10.18231/j.achr.2019.025

How to cite : Ajmera R J, Kokandakar H R, Pargaonkar P, Unusual metastasis of squamous cell carcinoma to musculoskeletal system; Series of cases with literature review. IP Arch Cytol Histopathol Res 2019;4(2):133-137

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