Merkel cell carcinoma of the skin. Treatment of primary, recurrent and metastatic disease: Review of clinical cases

Paola Queirolo, Marco Gipponi, Alberto Peressini, Edoardo Raposio, Stefania Vecchio, Marina Guenzi, Mario Roberto Sertoli, Pierluigi Santi, Ferdinando Cafiero

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Abstract

The clinical features of 10 cases of primary neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin (Merker cell tumor) are reported. This cancer arises in the dermis and subcutaneous tissues of elderly individuals. Natural history is characterized by local recurrences (30%), regional lymphnode metastases (65%) and distant metastases (40%). Surgery is elective treatment, chemotherapy and radiotherapy resulted only to short-term palliative response.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2339-2342
Number of pages4
JournalAnticancer Research
Volume17
Issue number3 C
Publication statusPublished - 1997

Keywords

  • Merkel cell carcinoma
  • Metastatic disease
  • Primary disease
  • Recurrent disease
  • Therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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    Queirolo, P., Gipponi, M., Peressini, A., Raposio, E., Vecchio, S., Guenzi, M., Sertoli, M. R., Santi, P., & Cafiero, F. (1997). Merkel cell carcinoma of the skin. Treatment of primary, recurrent and metastatic disease: Review of clinical cases. Anticancer Research, 17(3 C), 2339-2342.