Neuroendocrine (Merkel-cell) carcinoma of the skin, a neoplasm usually found in elderly individuals, is often locally aggressive and has the potential to metastasize to lymph nodes and cause death. Microscopically the neoplasm is a small-cell carcinoma that involves primarily the dermis. We report a case of such a neoplasm in a 61-year-old female, stressing the possible contribution of fine needle aspiration cytology in the recognition of this neoplasm and its differentiation from other small-cell neoplasms that may involve the skin.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 1984|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cell Biology