Dermoscopic Findings in Cases of Cutaneous Metastases

Alise Emma Raika (Coresponding Author), Elga Sidhoma, Sigita Hasnere

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Cutaneous metastases are cancerous cells in the dermis and hypodermis and can develop from every type of malignancy. The involvement of the skin in the metastatic process is considered to be quite rare and carries a poor prognosis, but it is of great importance in the management, treatment and self-esteem of the patient.
The objective of this paper is to collect research data on clinical signs of cutaneous metastases and the use of dermoscopy in their diagnostic process.
Cutaneous metastases present with different clinical variants and dermoscopic findings, the most common being non-painful skin-colored nodules with various vascular structures seen in dermoscopy. There are not many reports on the dermoscopic findings of cutaneous metastases.
Cutaneous metastases remain a rare diagnosis but are of great clinical importance. As the use of dermoscopy rises yearly, a better understanding of the dermoscopic features in cutaneous metastases should be obtained and reported.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere187437222112211
Number of pages6
JournalOpen Dermatology Journal
Publication statusPublished - 8 Feb 2022


  • Oncology
  • Cancer
  • Dermoscopy
  • Cutaneous metastases
  • Skin metastases
  • Non-pigmented lesions

Field of Science*

  • 3.2 Clinical medicine

Publication Type*

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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