Manifestaciones cutáneas de las neoplasias malignas

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Rev Asoc Col Dermatol. Volumen 17, número 2, junio de 2009, pág. 109, 120.

Manifestaciones cutáneas de las neoplasias malignas

The cutaneous manifestations of internal malignancy
Karen Z. Zapata
Residente II de Dermatología, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia
Ana Francisca Ramírez
Dermatóloga, Dermatología Oncológica, Hospital Universitario del Valle.

Las manifestaciones cutáneas de los tumores malignos comprenden un grupo de enfermedades que pueden ser marcadores de la presencia de neoplasias ocultas y permitir su diagnóstico temprano. Su fisiopatología aún no ha sido bien esclarecida. Existen diversos grupos, algunos claramente asociados y otros en los que sólo hay una asociación estadística.

Palabras clave: 
Neoplasia, manifestaciones cutáneas, diagnóstico.


Cutaneous manifestations of malignancy represent a group of disorders that can be signs of an internal neoplasm and, therefore, an early diagnosis can be made. Its physiopathology has not been yet established though there are many diseases that have a clear association.

Key words: 
Neoplasms, skin manifestations, Diagnosis
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