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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 120-123

Interstitial pattern of cutaneous metastases and its diagnostic pitfalls: A report of three cases


Department of Pathology, St. John's Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Rajalakshmi Tirumalae
Department of Pathology, St. John's Medical College, Sarjapur Road, Bengaluru - 560 034, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijdpdd.ijdpdd_29_18

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Cutaneous metastases are rare and indicate a poor prognosis. Occasionally, these may be the only presenting sign, with clinically inapparent primary source of the malignancy. Of the various histologic patterns of cutaneous metastases, interstitial pattern is very uncommon and mimics inflammatory diseases such as granuloma annulare. This article illustrates three such cases and underscores the role of morphology and immunohistochemical markers in establishing the correct diagnosis.


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