Cutaneous metastasis from hepatocellular carcinoma resembling pyogenic granuloma


Kubota Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Fukuoka University, Fukuoka 814-0180, Japan. Tel.: +81 92 801 1011, ext. 3405. Fax: +81 92 861 7054.


A case of skin metastasis from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is reported that resembled pyogenic granuloma. An easily bleeding, cutaneous nodule on the chin of a 62-year-old Japanese male was resected under the diagnosis of pyogenic granuloma. Histology, however, indicated HCC. Cutaneous metastases from HCC are very rare, but the possibility must be considered for unusual nodules resembling pyogenic granuloma.