Case Report

Cutaneous metastases of embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma in a black African child: the role of dermoscopy in reducing time to and cost of diagnosis

12 Oct 2021
Nkechi Enechukwu, Ezejiofor Ogochukwu Ifeanyi, Gabriel Olabiyi Ogun, Adebola Olufunmilayo Ogunbiyi

Cutaneous metastases are an uncommon feature of solid organ malignancies. The cost of multiple investigations and prolonged processing time of biopsies may lead to diagnostic delays especially in resource limited practice settings. Dermoscopy can provide useful clues and has been found to be useful in the diagnosis of cutaneous metastases. Dermoscopic findings of skin lesions may limit unnecessary investigations and shorten time to diagnosis. There are limited data on dermoscopic features of embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma in the literature. We report dermoscopic features of cutaneous metastasis of embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma seen in a black African child.

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