Merkel-cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare and highly aggressive skin cancer, which, in most cases, is caused by the Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV or MCV). Merkel cell carcinoma, also called neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin or trabecular cancer, is a very rare type of skin cancer that forms when. Los hallazgos clínicos más característicos son el rápido crecimiento y la ausencia de dolor. Aunque el carcinoma de células de Merkel puede afectar cualquier.

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Journal of Clinical Oncology.

What Is Merkel Cell Carcinoma?

Radiotherapy as an adjunct in management of Merkel Cell carcinoma. Since reduced immune function is another contributing factor it carcinlma equally important to obtain proper nutrition and follow a healthy life style to boost immune function. Multimodality treatment of Merkel cell carcinoma: A clinical case of Merkel cell carcinoma of the face treated with surgery and radiotherapy is reported and the literature is reviewed. The other dangerous skin cancer is melanoma.

No specific staging system for Merkel cell carcinoma exists, 7 but the tumor mrekel generally classified as: MCC is not a very common skin cancer.

Radical cervical dissection disclosed disease in two lymph nodes, neither of which presented extracapsular involvement Fig. Surgery and irradiation are recommended. Skin cancerEpidermis C In viral status, MCV large tumor antigen LT antigen and retinoblastoma protein RB protein expression correlates with more favorable prognosis, while p63 expression correlates with a poorer prognosis.


[Merkel cell carcinoma experience in a reference medical center.]

The case of our patient was classified initially as stage I. In addition, the virus has a particular mutation only when found in cancer cells, but not when carcinma is detected in healthy skin cells.

Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Clinically it usually presents as an erythematous-purplish nodule with a shiny surface and, typically, telangiectasia. Twelve months after surgery, a submandibular tumor was found during a scheduled follow- up visit; the FNAB revealed cervical metastasis of cutaneous Merkel cell carcinoma.

In our patient, because of the absence of skeletal involvement, a broad excision was made with 3-cm margins except for the edge of the eyelid, where the margin was 2 cmincluding underlying periostium to rule out the presence of bone involvement. Merkel cells are found mainly at the base of the top layer of the skin the epidermis. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Aggressive digital papillary adenocarcinoma Extramammary Paget’s disease. Hospital Universitario La Paz.

Merkel cell carcinoma was first described in by Toker, 1 who defined it as a trabecular cell carcinoma. Regression of carcinoka main lesion has been documented. They include MCV viral status, histological features, and immune status. Given the short evolution between the date of intervention with radiation therapy and the appearance of cervical metastasis, the disease probably was initially stage II with microscopic lymph node involvement.


Complete excision is associated carxinoma significant higher survival rates.

What Is Merkel Cell Carcinoma?

It occurs in older people, the mean age of diagnosis being about 69 years; 3 it is times more frequent in men. It is not certain whether surgical excision of the affected lymph nodes is better than radiation treatment alone.

Cancer starts when cells begin to grow out of control. Freckles lentigo melasma nevus melanoma. Secondary objectives include preservation of the aesthetic appearance and function.

Other associated factors include: Merkel-cell carcinoma Micrograph of a Merkel-cell carcinoma. Please review the contents of the section and add the appropriate references if you can.