Un caso di carcinoma di Merkel a localizzazione facciale.

Translated title of the contribution: A case of Merkel carcinoma with facial localization

L. Donati, R. Rossi, F. W. Baruffaldi Preis, A. Todde, G. L. Arrigoni

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A case of Merkel carcinoma is reported. It concerns a 40-year-old lady, who had first noticed the lesion one year before she came to our observation. The authors point out the rarity of this tumour, whose not distinctive gross appearance (firm, sessile tumour with well circumscribed margins; hyperhemic overlaying skin; slowly increasing volume) may suggest other macroscopic diagnoses such as intradermal nevus or nodular basalioma. The authors also point out the usefulness of a prompt correct clinical diagnosis of this lesion, whose clinical behaviour may be highly aggressive.

Translated title of the contributionA case of Merkel carcinoma with facial localization
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)671-677
Number of pages7
Issue number1076
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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