Metastatic cutaneous carcinoid tumor mimicking an adnexal poroid neoplasm.


Journal Article

OBJECTIVE: Metastatic cutaneous neoplasms may be difficult to differentiate from primary cutaneous neoplasms. Herein, we report an unusual case of metastatic cutaneous carcinoid tumor mimicking an adnexal poroid neoplasm. METHODS: A 53-year-old male man presented with a neoplasm on the vertex of the scalp, clinically resembling a pigmented basal cell carcinoma. RESULTS: A shave biopsy was suggestive of an apocrine poroma, however, a metastatic carcinoma could not be excluded. After acquiring additional clinical information and the complete excision of the neoplasm, further immunohistochemical stains supported the diagnosis a metastatic carcinoid tumor. CONCLUSION: To our knowledge, this is the first case of metastatic carcinoid tumor reported that has mimicked a poroid neoplasm.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Puri, PK; Galan, A; Glusac, EJ; Cowper, SE

Published Date

  • January 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 35 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 54 - 57

PubMed ID

  • 18095995

Pubmed Central ID

  • 18095995

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1600-0560

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1600-0560.2007.00755.x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States