Neuroendocrine (Merkel-cell) carcinoma of the skin. Fine needle aspiration cytology and clinicopathologic study of a case

G. Pettinato, A. De Chiara, L. Insabato, V. Iaffaioli

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-289
Number of pages7
JournalActa Cytologica
Volume28
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1984

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Merkel Cell Carcinoma
Neuroendocrine Cells
Fine Needle Biopsy
Cell Biology
Skin
Neoplasms
Small Cell Carcinoma
Skin Neoplasms
Dermis
Cause of Death
Lymph Nodes

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  • Cell Biology
  • Anatomy
  • Histology

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Neuroendocrine (Merkel-cell) carcinoma of the skin. Fine needle aspiration cytology and clinicopathologic study of a case. / Pettinato, G.; De Chiara, A.; Insabato, L.; Iaffaioli, V.

In: Acta Cytologica, Vol. 28, No. 3, 1984, p. 283-289.

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