L. Macca, L. Manuella, R. Taibi
Jun 1, 2022
European review for medical and pharmacological sciences
OBJECTIVE Bazex syndrome is a rare paraneoplastic skin disorder of unknown pathogenesis. Cutaneous findings are usually noticed before the diagnosis of the underlying malignancy, more frequently squamous cell carcinomas of the upper aerodigestive tract or metastasis to cervical lymph nodes. Association with other malignancies has been reported. CASE REPORT Herein, we describe a case in course of metastatic papillary thyroid carcinoma and review the relevant literature. RESULTS A bibliographic search was conducted and a total of 8 studies concerning the association were reviewed. CONCLUSIONS Physicians be aware of unexpected cutaneous conditions as a possible sign of underlying tumors.