Metastasis of Carcinoma of the Uterine Cervix to the Nasal Dorsum

Ozdemir H., Tuncbilek G.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.20, no.3, pp.971-973, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/scs.0b013e3181a2e430
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.971-973
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The nose is the most common site for cutaneous malignancies, and metastatic lesions in the skin of the nose are very rare, particularly metastasis of carcinoma of the uterine cervix. We present the fourth patient with carcinoma of the uterine cervix who had cutaneous metastasis to the nose, indicating the dissemination of her carcinoma. The patient had a diagnosis of carcinoma of the uterine cervix labeled as International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stage IIB 30 months ago. She was treated with pelvic chemoradiotherapy. Multiple metastases in both of the lungs were detected by computed tomography of the thorax 1 month ago. In addition, a week later, a lesion on her nose started to appear. With,in external nasal incision, the mass was excised with tumor-free borders including a skin island. Unfortunately, the patient died on the eighth postoperative day. This patient showed a very poor prognosis after the appearance of a cutaneous metastasis of the cervical carcinoma, which is often perceived as a preterminal event, generally occurring in the later stages of the illness. The treatment of these conditions is palliative and should ameliorate the mood of the patient.