skip metastasesA discontinuous spread of malignancy in which uninvolved contiguous regions are interspersed with foci of involvement.
Examples, “skipping” cancers
Oesophageal cancer, osteosarcoma, squamous cancer of mouth.
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skip metastasesDiscontinous metastases Oncology The metastatic spread of a CA in which contiguous regions are skipped, while distant foci of the CA are present, a finding with a poor prognosis. See Metastasis.
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