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Herpetiform cutaneous metastases from transitional cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder: immunohistochemical analysis
  1. B K Somani1,
  2. D Prita1,
  3. S Grant2,
  4. G Nabi1,
  5. J N’Dow1
  1. 1Department of Urology, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Hospital, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
  2. 2Department of Pathology, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Hospital
  1. Correspondence to:
 G Nabi
 Department of Surgery, Medical School, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD Scotland, UK; g.nabi{at}


The case of an 83-year-old woman with an uncommon presentation of cutaneous metastases from muscle-invasive transitional cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder is reported. The band-like eruption of the metastatic lesion can often be misdiagnosed and treated initially as herpes zoster. A detailed immunohistochemical analysis is also described to differentiate metastatic lesions from other sources.

  • TCC, transitional cell carcinoma

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  • Competing interests: None declared.