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A Merkel cell carcinoma presenting as a solitary lymph node metastasis without a primary lesion. Report of a case and review of the literature.
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PMID:  23009000     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Merkel cell carcinoma is an uncommon, aggressive neuroendocrine tumour of the skin. At presentation regional lymph nodes are involved in approximately one third of the patients. In this report a patient is presented in whom merkel cell carcinoma presented as a solitary lymph node metastasis with an unknown primary skin lesion. The diagnosis of unknown primary merkel cell carcinoma including the use of immunohistochemical markers and treatment options based on data from the literature are discussed.
Authors:
S de Zeeuw; A P Schouten van der Velden; H J H W de Wilt; C T A H Wetzels; H J J Bonenkamp
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta chirurgica Belgica     Volume:  112     ISSN:  0001-5458     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Chir. Belg.     Publication Date:    2012 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370571     Medline TA:  Acta Chir Belg     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  317-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, Division of Abdominal Surgery and Surgical Oncology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. s.dezeeuw@chir.umcn.nl
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