MERKEL CELL CARCINOMA OF THE ATYPICAL LOCATION

  • Camille Maximiliana de Toledo Leme Maia Especialista de Clínica Geral/Specialist of General Medicine, Departamento de Clínica Médica, Hospital do Servidor Público Estadual, São Paulo, Brasil
  • Vanessa de Sousa Mançano Dermatologista/Dermatologist, Departamento de Dermatologia, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas, São Paulo, Brasil
Keywords: Merkel Cell Carcinoma, Skin Neoplasms/drug therapy, Skin Neoplasms/radiotherapy

Abstract

The Merkel cell is located in the basal layer of the epidermis and its neuroendocrine function is poorly understood. Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare malignant skin cancer that affects more men, caucasians and older ages. Its annual incidence per 100,000 people when adjusted for age is 0.23 for whites and 0.01 for blacks. It inflicts predominantly the cephalic region or extremities and it is rare in mucous regions. This study presents a new case of Merkel cell carcinoma in an atypical location and treated only with adjuvant radiation therapy due to clinical conditions of the patient.

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How to Cite
de Toledo Leme Maia, C. M., & de Sousa Mançano, V. (1). MERKEL CELL CARCINOMA OF THE ATYPICAL LOCATION. Journal of the Portuguese Society of Dermatology and Venereology, 73(4), 493-495. https://doi.org/10.29021/spdv.73.4.493
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