Primary cutaneous small-cell carcinoma: a case report


Duman B. B. , KARA İ. O. , Gunaldi M. , Ercolak V.

MEDICAL ONCOLOGY, vol.28, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 28
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12032-010-9672-3
  • Title of Journal : MEDICAL ONCOLOGY

Abstract

Most commonly arising in the gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts, extrapulmonary small-cell carcinoma is quite rare. Although its prognosis is very poor, complete remission or even cure can be achieved by combination of different treatment modalities. We report here a 32-year-old woman with a cutaneous gluteal mass diagnosed as small-cell carcinoma of the skin. Combination chemotherapy containing cisplatin and etoposide was started. Radiotherapy was administered after two courses of chemotherapy. Following radiotherapy, additional 4 courses of chemotherapy were given. She has been in remission for three years with no evidence of tumor recurrence.