Clin Oncol | Volume 6, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Skin: An Unusual Site of Metastases in Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

Sara Bouabdella1*, Nada Zizi1,2 and Siham Dikhaye1,2

1Department of Dermatology, Mohammed The VI University Hospital of Oujda, Morocco
2Laboratory of Epidemiology, Clinical Research and Public Health, Mohamed the First University of Oujda, Morocco

*Correspondance to: Sara Bouabdella 

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Nasopharyngeal cancer is a rare cancer in most part of the world, but commonly seen in natives of southern China, Southeast Asia, the Arctic, and the Middle East/North Africa. It is treated by radiotherapy and chemotherapy. This affection is highly predisposed to nodal and distant metastasis. Still, cutaneous metastasis is rarely seen. A few solitary skin nodules are the most common form of appearance. However, cutaneous metastases from nasopharyngeal carcinoma are extremely rare and associated with a poor prognosis. Herein, we present a case of a 39-year-old woman with widespread nodular skin metastases from undifferentiated nasopharyngeal carcinoma.


Metastasis; Skin; Undifferentiated nasopharyngeal carcinoma


Bouabdella S, Zizi N, Dikhaye S. Skin: An Unusual Site of Metastases in Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma. Clin Oncol. 2021;6:1842..

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