Prolonged survival (>48 months) in a squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix after late skin metastasis (>5 year) to incision site: A case report

Özmen B., Şükür Y. E. , Atabekoǧlu C., Güngör M.

Journal of the Turkish German Gynecology Association, vol.10, no.3, pp.175-177, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : Journal of the Turkish German Gynecology Association
  • Page Numbers: pp.175-177


Metastasis to the incision site of squamous cervical cancer (SCC) is an extremely rare entity which is strictly related with extremely poor prognosis. The vast majority of the reported cases died in a year due to distant recurrences, whereby skin metastases were predominantly observed close to the primary tumor site. A SCC with skin metastasis which was diagnosed 5 years after the radical surgery and postoperative radiotherapy which involved the midline incision site was reported. Large surgical excision of the metastasis with remaining surgical free margins (>2 cm) and combined chemo-radiotherapy with single agent (cisplatinum) was performed. The patient did not show any recurrences for 4 years follow-up. Apparently, palliative combined chemo-radiotherapy along with large excision seems favorable for controlling symptoms and progression of skin metastasis of squamous cervical cancer.