Leser-Trelat sign

Ceylan C. , ALPER S., KILINC I.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, vol.41, no.10, pp.687-688, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1046/j.1365-4362.2002.01600.x
  • Page Numbers: pp.687-688


A male patient aged 74, an inpatient at the chest diseases clinic at Ege University Hospital, lzmir, Turkey with squamous cell carcinoma in the right lung, was referred for consultation to the dermatology outpatient clinic as he presented with itchy papules recently increasing in number and a lesion on his nose with a duration of 2 years. In a lung X-ray taken to investigate hemoptisis, a mass 7 x 5 cm in size was observed on the upper part of the right lung, and as a result of lung biopsy, squamous cell carcinoma (T41MO-phase 3b) was diagnosed. The patient had been smoking 10 cigarettes a day for 60 years and had been taking digoxin for heart insufficiency for 7 years. Biochemical laboratory analyses of the case were observed to be within normal limits and no findings of metastasis were obtained in ultrasonographic and tomographic scanning.