Volume 21 Number 5 May 2015 Case presentation Zosteriform metastasis of rectal adenocarcinoma: a case report

Nicole Reusser Ba, Wesley Wu, Mohsin Mir, Nicole Reusser
Cutaneous metastases manifesting as zosteriform eruptions are uncommon. To our knowledge, we report the second case of zosteriform cutaneous metastasis arising from a rectal carcinoma in a 58-year-old man who presented with a painless popular eruption in the T12 dermatomal distribution nine months after his primary diagnosis of rectal carcinoma was made. Furthermore, we discuss a review of the literature regarding zosteriform cutaneous metastases and the possible pathogenesis of these lesions.