Cutaneous metastasis portends a poor prognosis. Therefore, a high clinical index of suspicion is necessary so that a clinician knows how to recognize the presentation of a cutaneous metastasis, while the pathologist must know the appropriate stains to order. In this review, the authors summarize the common and uncommon ways that these tumors will present. Frequently a metastatic cancer will present as a firm red nodule or as a plaque, ulcer, or papule. Less commonly they will present with a clinical clue that can alert a clinician to a likely diagnosis; these manifestations include alopecic, vesicular, blue color, sclerodermoid, acrochordon-, or pellagra-like.
Keywords: Cutaneous; Dermatopathology; Histopathology; Internal tumor; Malignancy; Metastasis.
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