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Unusual metastasis of squamous cell carcinoma to musculoskeletal system; Series of cases with literature review

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Article Type : Research Article

Author Details: Rakeshkumar J. Ajmera*,Hemant R. Kokandakar,Priyam Pargaonkar

Volume : 4

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2456-9267

Print ISSN : 2581-5725

Article First Page : 133

Article End Page : 137


Metastasis to musculoskeletal system may develop after initial diagnosis of primary malignancy or in some cases before primary cancer is detected.In later case it may be presenting symptom and metastasis from primary internal malignancy should kept in differential diagnosis irrespective of imaging findings. We present series of cases of unusual metastasis of squamous cell carcinoma to musculoskeletal system in known or unknown primary. Soft tissue metastasis is a sign of advanced disease and is poor prognostic factor. Common cancer spreading via hematogenous routes to musculoskeletal system is of Lungs, kidney, Breast etc. We hereby present series of cases of squamous cell carcinoma deposits to muscle, soft tissue or bones.

Keywords: Squamous cell carcinoma, Soft tissues, Bones, Metastasis.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/j.achr.2019.025