Color doppler sonography of merkel cell carcinoma

Orlando Catalano, Fernando Alfageme Roldán, Maria Scotto di Santolo, Francesco Maria Solivetti, Ximena Wortsman

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Abstract

We illustrate the color Doppler sonographic findings in primary cutaneous Merkel cell carcinoma. Eight cases (4 female and 4 male; mean age, 75.4 years) were collected. The most common affected regions were the face (63%) and the hip/buttock (25%). The mean transverse diameter and thickness were 21 and 14mm, respectively. Fifty percent were oval, and 50% were dome shaped. All lesions were hypoechoic, with variable degrees of heterogeneity. All but 2 lesions were poorly defined. An acoustic reinforcement artifact was present in 3 and epidermal thickening in 2. All tumors had prominent and chaotic hypervascularity with arterial vessels (mean peak velocity, 11 cm/s; mean resistive index, 0.57).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285-292
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018

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Merkel Cell Carcinoma
Doppler Color Ultrasonography
Buttocks
Acoustics
Artifacts
Hip
Color
Skin
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • Dermatologic ultrasound
  • Merkel cell carcinoma
  • Neuroendocrine tumors
  • Oncology
  • Skin ultrasound
  • Soft tissue masses
  • Superficial structures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Catalano, O., Roldán, F. A., di Santolo, M. S., Solivetti, F. M., & Wortsman, X. (2018). Color doppler sonography of merkel cell carcinoma. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, 37(1), 285-292. https://doi.org/10.1002/jum.14329

Color doppler sonography of merkel cell carcinoma. / Catalano, Orlando; Roldán, Fernando Alfageme; di Santolo, Maria Scotto; Solivetti, Francesco Maria; Wortsman, Ximena.

In: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, Vol. 37, No. 1, 01.01.2018, p. 285-292.

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Catalano, O, Roldán, FA, di Santolo, MS, Solivetti, FM & Wortsman, X 2018, 'Color doppler sonography of merkel cell carcinoma', Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 285-292. https://doi.org/10.1002/jum.14329
Catalano O, Roldán FA, di Santolo MS, Solivetti FM, Wortsman X. Color doppler sonography of merkel cell carcinoma. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. 2018 Jan 1;37(1):285-292. https://doi.org/10.1002/jum.14329
Catalano, Orlando ; Roldán, Fernando Alfageme ; di Santolo, Maria Scotto ; Solivetti, Francesco Maria ; Wortsman, Ximena. / Color doppler sonography of merkel cell carcinoma. In: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. 2018 ; Vol. 37, No. 1. pp. 285-292.
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