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Scalp metastasis from squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix
  1. G. K. Maheshwari1,
  2. H. A. Baboo1,
  3. R. Ashwathkumar2,
  4. K. S. Dave2 and
  5. M. K. Wadhwa3
  1. 1Departments of Radiation Oncology
  2. 2Gynecologic Oncology, and
  3. 3Pathology, Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute, N.C.H. Campus, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
  1. Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Dr. G.K. Maheshwari, 8, Pranam Aprts., 3rd flr, Champaner Society, Usmanpura, Ashram Road, Ahmedabed-380013, India. Email: gopal_maheshwari{at}


We describe a 45-year-old woman with squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix stage IIB, who was initially treated with radical radiotherapy. The patient developed multiple scalp metastases 8 months following her treatment. The scalp was involved in the disease as the sole anatomic site of distant cutaneous metastasis. The scalp lesions were treated with palliative radiotherapy. A search of the literature revealed only two cases of such distant metastatic involvement of the scalp from cervical cancer.

  • cervical cancer
  • scalp metastasis

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