Ewha Med J.  1994 Jun;17(2):149-153. 10.12771/emj.1994.17.2.149.

A Case of Merkel Cell Carcinoma

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Korea.

Abstract

Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare aggressive tumor of uncertain origin. The tumor occurres most commonly in the head and neck region of the eldery. The patient was a 62-year-old female with a reddish nonulcerative movable hard nodule on her left temple area for 2 months. Histopathologically, the tumor cells with large vesicular nuclei and scanty cytoplasm were arranged in trabecular and cord-like pattern in the dermis. The majority of the tumor cells were positive for neuron specific enolase, chromogranin and neurofilament.

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