Merkel-cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare and highly aggressive skin cancer, which, in most cases, is caused by the Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV or MCV). Merkel cell carcinoma, also called neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin or trabecular cancer, is a very rare type of skin cancer that forms when. Los hallazgos clínicos más característicos son el rápido crecimiento y la ausencia de dolor. Aunque el carcinoma de células de Merkel puede afectar cualquier.

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Regression of the main lesion has been documented.

What Is Merkel Cell Carcinoma?

Current and future therapy”. Trabecular carcinoma of the skin: Similarly, most experts recommend longitudinal imaging of the chest, typically a CT scan, to rule out that the possibility that the skin lesion is a skin metastasis of an underlying small cell carcinoma of the lung.

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Radiotherapy at a dose of 60 Gy also has been used alone, obtaining adequate levels of local control, which supports the characterization of this tumor as radiosensitive.

Twelve months after surgery, a submandibular tumor was found during a scheduled follow- up visit; the FNAB revealed cervical metastasis of cutaneous Merkel cell carcinoma. The antibody titer in the blood to the Merkel cell polyomavirus oncoprotein can be used as a treatment response meroel in people that have detectable antibodies at the time of diagnosis.

What Is Merkel Cell Carcinoma?

For that reason, some authors eclulas initial surgical treatment of cervical lymph nodes due to the risk of cervical metastasis and the poor prognosis. The other dangerous skin cancer is melanoma.


A whole-body scan with thoraco-abdominal CT did not reveal systemic invasion Fig. Merkel cell carcinoma MCC is a rare type of skin cancer. It occurs in older people, the mean age of diagnosis being about 69 carcinoja 3 it is times more frequent in men.

These cells are very close to celuulas endings in the skin. Epidermal wart callus seborrheic keratosis acrochordon molluscum contagiosum actinic keratosis squamous-cell carcinoma basal-cell carcinoma Merkel-cell carcinoma nevus sebaceous trichoepithelioma. Verruca vulgaris Verruca plana Plantar wart Periungual wart.

Systemic involvement was not demonstrated before the first intervention or at the time of cervical metastatic recurrence in our patient.

Merkel-cell carcinoma – Wikipedia

Treatment depends on the disease stage. Many authors recommend postoperative irradiation based on retrospective studies that compare patients treated with surgery alone versus patients treated with surgery and irradiation.

Because Merkel cells are a type of neuroendocrine cell, Merkel cell carcinoma MCC is also sometimes called neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin. Am J Surg ; Radiotherapy as an adjunct in management of Merkel Cell carcinoma.

Radical cervical dissection disclosed disease in two lymph nodes, neither of which presented extracapsular involvement Fig. Although the definitive role of chemotherapy is unknown chemotherapy plays a role in the treatment, especially in MCC of head and neck regions.

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Travesera de Gracia,Barcelona, Barcelona, ES, maxilo elsevier. A clinical case of Merkel cell carcinoma of the face treated with surgery and radiotherapy is reported and the literature is reviewed.

Merkel cell tumors often look like firm, pink, red, or purple lumps or bumps on the skin. A 72 year-old woman was seen in our clinic for a rapidly growing, nodular, erythematous skin lesion with a shiny surface Figs. An update and review: Please review the contents of the section and add the appropriate references if you can.

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The existence of disseminated disease reduces mean survival to less than 9 months. It is important to study the extension of the disease when the diagnosis is made. Views Read Edit View history. Immunofluorescence studies and electronic microscopy allowed the cell of origin of this pathology to be identified in Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

The primary objective of treatment must be the local and regional control of the primary lesion and associated lymph nodes, which improves the quality of life and reduces the risk of disease dissemination. To learn more see What Is Cancer? No specific staging system for Merkel cell carcinoma exists, 7 but the tumor is generally classified as: Case report and literature review. Epidermal nevus Syndromes Epidermal nevus syndrome Schimmelpenning syndrome Nevus comedonicus syndrome Nevus comedonicus Inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal nevus Linear verrucous epidermal nevus Pigmented hairy epidermal nevus syndrome Systematized epidermal nevus Phakomatosis pigmentokeratotica.

In general, a higher cancer stage correlates with a lower survival rate. D ICD –