Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare, aggressive skin cancer. It appears as a painless, flesh-colored or bluish-red nodule growing on your skin. Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare type of skin cancer that usually appears as a flesh-colored or bluish-red nodule, often on your face, head or neck. Merkel cell carcinoma is also called neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin.
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Background: Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare tumor that occurs on areas exposed to ultraviolet light. It is usually asymptomatic and it is diagnosed late often. The treatment is surgical, associated with adjuvant radiotherapy. The objective was to present the experience in the management of Merkel cell carcinoma in a reference medical center. Sex, age, evolution time, tumor localization, size, metastases and treatment were analyzed. Results: of patients treated, three cases were Merkel cell carcinoma 0.
In two cases, resection and lymphadenectomy were performed. They all received radiation therapy and chemotherapy in one case. Histologically the medium variant predominated; immunohistochemistry was positive in the three cases. One patient died ten months after the study was done. Conclusions: our experience is similar with others authors, Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare tumor, usually diagnosed late, and it has poor survival. Conclusiones: los resultados concuerdan con los informados en la literatura.
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Merkel Cell Carcinoma Treatment (PDQ®)–Health Professional Version
Background: Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare tumor that occurs on areas exposed to ultraviolet light. It is usually asymptomatic and it is diagnosed late often. The treatment is surgical, associated with adjuvant radiotherapy. The objective was to present the experience in the management of Merkel cell carcinoma in a reference medical center.
[Merkel Cell Carcinoma Experience in a Reference Medical Center]
The objective of this study was to evaluate the epidemiological profile of patients with Merkel cell carcinoma, the clinical characteristics of the tumor, time between manifestation of signs and symptoms and initiation of treatment, survival and causes of death. Clinical history and staging were correlated with 1 and 2-year survival. Other malignancies were found in 6 patients. Keywords: Neuroendocrine carcinoma. Merkel cell carcinoma.
Cutaneous Merkel cell carcinoma. Case report and literature review. Palacios 1 , J. Hospital Universitario La Paz. Merkel-cell carcinoma is a rare skin cancer of neuroendocrine origin, which has been described as the most aggressive skin malignancy.