Metastasis to the nasal cavity from primary rectal adenocarcinoma

Carlos Conill*, Mauricio Vargas, Izaskun Valduvieco, Pedro L. Fernandez, Antonio Cardesa, Sebastian Capurro

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We describe a rare case of metastasis to the paranasal sinuses. The lesion had an immunohistochemical (positivity for cytokeratin 20, negativity for cytokeratin 7, overexpression of p53) and in situ hybridisation profile (neither lesions showed deletion for p53) consistent with metastasis from the earlier rectal adenocarcinoma. The correct typification of intestinal-type neoplasms requires a combination of morphological, immunohistochemical and, sometimes, molecular analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-119
Number of pages3
JournalClinical & Translational Oncology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2009


  • Nasal cavity
  • Paranasal sinuses
  • Metastasis
  • Rectal adenocarcinoma
  • p53
  • In situ hybridisation


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